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Lightning, Flyers hope to avoid third straight loss

Nov 8, 2008 - 2:44 PM Tampa Bay (4-4-2) at Philadelphia (4-5-3) 7:00 p.m. EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers look to snap a two-game skid on Saturday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Flyers, who opened the season with six consecutive losses - three after regulation - went on to win their next four before dropping two straight.

Thanks in part to nine goals from Jeff Carter, eight from Simon Gagne and 14 assists by Mike Richards, Philadelphia leads the NHL with 3.67 goals per game.

However, the Flyers have allowed their opponents plenty of offense as well, ranking 28th at 3.75 goals allowed per game. Goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki have both struggled with save percentages below 90 percent.

Tampa Bay is 0-1-1 to start its five-game road trip, falling to New Jersey on Wednesday in a shootout and losing, 5-2, on Thursday against the New York Rangers.

While the Flyers have one of the more potent offenses in the league, the Lightning have struggled to find the net, averaging a league-low 2.17 goals.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 0 2
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 4 (SIMON GAGNE, MIKE RICHARDS)
    17:20
    2ND PRD: TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 5 (MARK RECCHI, GARY ROBERTS) 7:58
    TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 3 (VINCENT LECAVALIER, MARTIN ST.
    LOUIS) 13:35
    3RD PRD: NONE
    POWER-P

    Nov 8 9:32 PM
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    Lightning 2, Flyers 1  3rd - 1:00Nov 8 9:29 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 2
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 4 (SIMON GAGNE, MIKE RICHARDS)
    17:20
    2ND PRD: TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 5 (MARK RECCHI) 7:58
    TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 3 (VINCENT LECAVALIER, MARTIN ST.
    LOUIS) 13:35
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Nov 8 8:40 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 2
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 3 (VINCENT LECAVALIER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    13:35

    Lightning 2, Flyers 1  2nd - 6:25Nov 8 8:29 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 5 (MARK RECCHI) 7:58

    Lightning 1, Flyers 1  2nd - 12:02Nov 8 8:19 PM
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    Lightning 0, Flyers 1  End of 1stNov 8 7:48 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 4 (SIMON GAGNE, MIKE RICHARDS)
    17:20
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAM 5 5
    PHI 18 18
    GOALIES: TAM - MIKE SMITH

    Nov 8 7:46 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    1ST PRD: PHI - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 4 (SIMON GAGNE, MIKE RICHARDS) 17:20

    Lightning 0, Flyers 1  1st - 2:40Nov 8 7:43 PM