Lightning Pick Up An Ugly Overtime Win In Philadelphia

Bolts Blow 4-goal 3rd Period Lead, Need OT For W

Anthony Cirelli scored the game winner in overtime to bail the Tampa Bay Lightning out after blowing a 5-1 third period lead defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5.

Brayden Point scored a pair of goals and Adam Erne, Cedric Paquette, and Tyler Johnson also scored in regulation as the Lightning improve to 14-5-1 (29-points) on the season. Louis Domingue faced 45 shots and made 40 saves.

Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk, Sean Couturier, Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers who fall to 9-10-1 on the season.

Lightning Notes:

  • Adam Erne scored the game’s first goal on a Lightning power play in the second period. It was Erne’s second goal of the season with assist’s from Yanni Gourde and Louis Domingue.
  • The assist was Domingue’s second of his career. His first came while a member of the Arizona Coyotes against the Vancouver Canucks on January 4, 2016.
  • Cedric Paquette gave the Bolts a 2-0 lead in the second period notching his third goal of the season. Adam Erne and Bradydon Coburn picked up assists.
  • Brayden Point scored his 13th goal of the season to put the Lightning back up by a pair of goals at 3-1. Ryan Callahan and Adam Erne picked up assists.
  • Adam Erne’s goal and two assists gave him his first multi-point game of the season and his second of his career (also April 2, 2017 against the Dallas Stars). The three points are a single-game career high.
  • Tyler Johnson scored a 5-on-3 goal to put the Lightning up 4-1. Nikita Kucherov picked up an assist.
  • Brayden Point scored a power play goal 10 seconds after Johnson’s goal to push the Lightning’s lead to 5-1.  Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov each picked up assists.
  • Kucherov extended his points streak to six straight games (2-9–11).
  • Anthoony Cirelli scored the game winner in overtime. It was his fourth goal of the season. Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman picked up assists.
  • The assist extend Killorn’s career long points streak to five games (0-6–6).
  • The Lighting’s power play scored on 3-of-4 opportunities while the penalty kill unit only stopped 2-of-5 Flyer opportunities.

Up Next For Bolts:

Tampa Bay continues their four game road trip against the Nashville Monday night at 8:00.

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