|Date of game: 10/30/2014
Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Stamkos collected two goals with one assist, Jason Garrison added a deciding power-play tally, and Tampa Bay escaped with a 4-3 decision over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Vladislav Namestnikov also lit the lamp and Valtteri Filppula contributed three assists for the Lightning, winners in four of their last five.
Ben Bishop aided the effort with 24 saves.
Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl picked up a goal each for the Flyers, whose three-game win streak came to an end. Claude Giroux collected two assists and Ray Emery stopped 28 shots in the loss.
Stamkos put the Lightning up by a 3-1 count with 5 1/2 minutes elapsed in the third, waiting in the left circle for Filppula to skate behind the enemy cage and slip a cross-ice pass for a blistering one-timer.
Voracek, however, pulled his team back within a goal on a rebound attempt atop the crease 68 seconds later. The shot came from defenseman Brandon Manning, who picked up his third career point with the primary assist.
Garrison's laser from the point on a late Tampa man advantage gave it a 4-2 edge but Raffl's shot in close with 53.5 on the clock and Emery pulled made it a one-goal contest again.
Bishop had to be sharp down the stretch, turning away open chances from Giroux and Mark Streit in the late going to preserve the winning margin.
"We found a way to win," Stamkos said. "Winning is contagious, so it's nice to get on a roll here."
Namestnikov's tip of an Anton Stralman point blast found the back of the net just 3 1/2 minutes in. Though the goal was not reviewed, certain replays seemed to indicate the puck rolled just outside the zone before the shot was taken.
Simmonds evened the score as the clock ticked down to seven minutes left, potting a Pierre-Edouard Bellemare rebound from the right post.
After failing to click on two chances with the man advantage in the second period, Stamkos whipped a shot through traffic from the left circle to give the Bolts a 2-1 lead with 45.7 seconds left.Game Notes
The Bolts improved to 8-0-1 in their last nine at home against the Flyers and
have outscored Philly 35-16 during that stretch ... Stamkos recorded his 47th
career game of two-or-more tallies ... Voracek became the first Flyer to
record four consecutive multi-point games since Simon Gagne recorded five
consecutive multi-point games from Feb. 8-17, 2007 ... Following the contest,
the Flyers announced the signing of free-agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.