Lightning Beat Flyers 2-1 In Overtime, Philly 'Made A Statement'?

Dwayne Roloson and the Tampa Bay Lightning look for their longest home winning streak since 1997, and it won't be easy against a potent Philadelphia offense that has scored a league-leading 56 goals this season.

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Lightning trail Flyers 1-0 After Second Period

The Tampa Bay Lightning had too many penalties in the second period. Although they killed off two back-to-back penalties, the Flyers were able to capitalize on the third power play opportunity they had in the period when Scott Hartnell tipped in a shot at 8:34 of second period, putting the Flyers ahead 1-0.

The number one concern for the Lightning coming in to this game was the play of their defense, which has really showcased an improved effort on the blue-line tonight. There haven’t been too many turnovers and Tampa Bay has only allowed the Flyers to muster up three shots in the second period.

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Lightning vs. Flyers Scoreless After First Period

The first period of this game started rather strangely. The Philadelphia Flyers utilized a play, the four corners rule. This is when a team’s defense remains in their own zone, which is an attempt to slow the game down. The Flyers did this four times in the first period, and it was honestly ridiculous. Hey philly, you want to figure out Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 system, handle the puck in the neutral zone, skate down the ice, and generate shots on Dwayne Roloson. Play hockey. Stop wasting time.

Other than that, there’s wasn’t much worth noting so far in this one. The Lightning have the edge in shots with seven and the Flyers have six. It’s a surprise there were even that many.

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