Instant Recap: The Flyers head into the All-Star break with an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the Lightning.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

CLAUDE GIROUX – SEAN COUTURIER – TRAVIS KONECNY

MICHAEL RAFFL – VALTERRI FILPPULA – JAKUB VORACEK

JORDAN WEAL – NOLAN PATRICK – WAYNE SIMMONDS

TYRELL GOULBOURNE – SCOTT LAUGHTON – JORI LEHTERA

IVAN PROVOROV – SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE

ROBERT HAGG – ANDREW MACDONALD

BRANDON MANNING – RADKO GUDAS

MICHAL NEUVIRTH

 

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

NIKITA KUCHEROV – BRAYDEN POINT – TYLER JOHNSON

VLADISLAV NAMESTNIKOV – STEVEN STAMKOS – CHRIS KUNITZ

ALEX KILLORN – MATTHEW PECA – YANNI GOURDE

MICHAEL BOURNIVAL – CEDRIC PAQUETTE – RYAN CALLAHAN

JAKE DOTCHIN – ANTON STRALMAN

BRAYDON COBURN – ANDREJ SUSTR

SLATER KOEKKOEK – DAN GIRARDI

ANDREI VASILEVSKIY

 

1st Period Notes:
Provorov fires a bomb from the point just 2 and a half minutes into the game but Vasilevskiy is up to the task early. Philadelphia looks sharp to start the game.

Flyers lead in shots 7-1 after the first 10 minutes of play. Konecny managed to give himself a breakaway just before the halfway mark of the period but couldn’t solve Vasilevskiy.

The Flyers first line has looked great all throughout this 1st period. Making crisp passes and bringing a lot of energy. Haven’t been able to get anything done with their pressure though. Plenty of energy from the entire team.

Raffl is called for a hooking penalty with 1:46 remaining in the period. They fend off Tampa Bay’s 4th ranked powerplay and escape the period tied at 0 with a 9-3 lead in shots.

SCORING

NONE

PENALTIES

(18:14) PHI: Raffl (Hooking)

SHOTS

PHI 9

TBL 3 

 

 

2nd Period Notes:
Brayden Point makes a nice move in front of Neuvirth and squeezes one past him. 1-0 Tampa Bay just 25 seconds into the 2nd period.

Flyers look sloppy through the first 5 minutes of the period.

Johnson is called for interference on Filppula. Philadelphia manages a few chances on the PP despite some more sloppy play but can’t find the back of the net.

Gourde capitalized on some chaos in front of Neuvirth and slams home a goal with just over 10 minutes remaining in the period. Flyers still lead 15-9 in shots and in hits 15-7.

Filppula is robbed by Vasilevskiy with 4:27 remaining in the period. He deflected a Gudas point shot but Tampa Bay’s goaltender has been perfect to this point.

Girardi is called for cross-checking with just over 3 minutes remaining in the 2nd. More sloppiness leads to a beautiful shorthanded goal from Ryan Callahan just seconds into the Flyers PP.

SCORING

(0:25) TBL: Point (Johnson)

(9:56) TBL: Gourde (Peca, Girardi)

(17:29) TBL: Callahan SHG (Unassisted)

PENALTIES

(6:02) TBL: Johnson (Interference)

(16:57) TBL: Girardi (Cross-checking)

SHOTS

PHI 11 (20)

TBL 11 (14)

 

3rd Period Notes:
Alex Killorn is called for slashing on Giroux just over 5 minutes into the 3rd period. Vasilevskiy makes some miraculous saves and single-handedly kills the Flyers powerplay.

Philadelphia’s sloppy play continues through the first half of the period.

Namestnikov called for a penalty just as the Lightning were about to go on a breakaway. Hakstol pulls Neuvirth during the PP with more than 7 minutes left and Konecny scores.

Namestnikov rips home a beautiful cross-crease pass less than a minute later and kills whatever momentum the Flyers built on their goal.

Namestnikov scores again with just under 3 minutes remaining and this one starts to get out of hand. 5-1 Bolts.

SCORING

(13:18) PHI: Konecny PPG (Voracek, Giroux)

(14:05) TBL: Namestnikov (Kucherov, Stamkos)

(17:11) TBL: Namestnikov (Stamkos, Kucherov)

PENALTIES

(5:04) TBL: Killorn (Slashing)

(11:27) TBL: Namestnikov (Interference)

(19:50) PHI: Laughton (Misconduct)

SHOTS

PHI 17 (37)

TBL 8 (22)

 

FINAL: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 5-1

 

Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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