Tampa Bay Ices Philadelphia 5-1 - Recap
Philadelphia couldn't hang with the Lightning on Tuesday as Tampa Bay blasted the Flyers 5-1 at St. Pete Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos (2), Vincent Lecavalier, Bruno Gervais, and Steve Downie in the victory. Gervais opened the scoring at 9:34 of the first period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 31-save effort for the Lightning.
Scott Hartnell scored for the Flyers, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 11 of 16 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-4, while the Flyers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 32-16.
Tampa Bay heads into a battle against the Canadiens. Philadelphia, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.