Lightning Down Philadelphia 8-7 - Match Report
Tampa Bay got 3 goals from Steven Stamkos en route to an 8-7 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center.
Tampa Bay won as a +195 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos (3), Brett Clark, Adam Hall, Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson, and Steve Downie in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring at 8:20 of the first period.
Mike Smith turned in a 19-save effort for the Lightning.
Nikolay Zherdev (2), Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, Jeff Carter, Andrej Meszaros, and Andreas Nodl scored for the Flyers, finding the net behind Mike Smith.
Philadelphia got a 18-stop effort from Brian Boucher in the loss.
Tampa Bay scored 3 times on 9 chances on the power play, while Philadelphia went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Philadelphia lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 33-32.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face Washington.