Flyers beat Tampa Bay

March 6, 2008 7:17:50 PM PST
Jeff Carter scored his second goal with 1:54 left in the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated Tampa Bay 3-2 to snap a five-year home losing streak against the Lightning. Tampa Bay had beaten the Flyers eight straight games in Philadelphia. The Flyers' last win over the Lightning at home was 3-2 on Jan. 18, 2003.

Carter snapped a 2-2 tie when he spun past five Tampa Bay defenders and lofted a wrist shot from just inside the blue line. The puck sailed high over Lightning goaltender Mike Smith.

Daniel Briere also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Jussi Jokinen and Michel Ouellet scored for the Lightning, who lost their third straight game and for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Jokinen put the Lightning ahead 1:39 into the first period when he scored from the front of the right post after taking a pass across the crease from Martin St. Louis, who leads the Lightning with 51 assists.

Briere, who returned after missing one game with a strained right shoulder, tied it at 14:51 with a wrist shot from the top of the slot.

Carter put the Flyers ahead 2-1 just 1:49 later with a nifty move. He skated in from the blue line and went forehand to backhand to score unassisted. He has a career-high 25 goals.

Ouellet pulled the Lightning even at 8:18 of the second period when he snapped a wrist shot from the slot on the back end of a give-and-go with Jokinen.

Notes:
RW Sami Kapanen played in his 300th game for Philadelphia. ... Tampa LW Jokinen scored his first goal in 10 games. ... Lightning D Filip Kuba missed his fourth game (right knee) and is listed as day-to-day. ... Philadelphia is 0-for-11 on the power play the last two games.


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