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Flyers Vs. Lightning: Tampa Bay Bounces Back With Huge Home Win Over Philadelphia

The Tampa Bay Lightning avenged a 5-2 loss earlier this month to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, knocking off Philly 5-1 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Bolts, keyed by Steven Stamkos, rode a huge three goal second period to improve to 15-17 as they try to climb back into contention in the Southeast Division.

Goalie Mathieu Garon came up huge for the Bolts, as the Flyers peppered the Tampa Bay netminder with 17 shots in the first period. The Tampa defense would clamp down to allow only three shots on goal in the second, but the Bolts were still doubled up 32-16 in the shots-on-goal department.

Garon would come up big again in the final period, with another shutout period. Vincent Lecavalier added the Bolts fifth goal of the season to officially ice the game. It's a huge home win, snapping a two game losing streak over one of the best teams in the league. Tampa will look to build on the momentum Thursday night when they host the Montreal Canadiens.

For more on the Lightning, please visit Raw Charge, SB Nation's Tampa Bay Lightning blog. For Flyers news and notes, be sure to head over to Broad Street Hockey, SB Nation's Philadelphia Flyers blog.

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