After being outshot 17 to 4 in the first twenty minutes, the Tampa Bay Lightning turned the tables in the second period to take a 4-1 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Flyers, one of the league's most dynamic and high-powered teams, peppered goalie Mathieu Garon in the first period. But the Bolts would clamp down, and held Philly to just three shots on goal in the second period.
On the offensive end, Steven Stamkos simply took over and dominated to give Tampa Bay a multi-goal lead. Stamkos notched his 21st and 22nd goals of the year. The first came just over seven minutes into the period as he beat Ilya Bryzgalov to give Tampa the 2-1 lead. After a fight and penalty filled second period, his second would come on the power play to give Tampa a 4-1 lead. Steve Downie added the intervening goal for the Bolts, who were outplayed in the first but responded with a vengeance in the second.