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
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
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.
(18:14) PHI: Raffl (Hooking)
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.
(0:25) TBL: Point (Johnson)
(9:56) TBL: Gourde (Peca, Girardi)
(17:29) TBL: Callahan SHG (Unassisted)
(6:02) TBL: Johnson (Interference)
(16:57) TBL: Girardi (Cross-checking)
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.
(13:18) PHI: Konecny PPG (Voracek, Giroux)
(14:05) TBL: Namestnikov (Kucherov, Stamkos)
(17:11) TBL: Namestnikov (Stamkos, Kucherov)
(5:04) TBL: Killorn (Slashing)
(11:27) TBL: Namestnikov (Interference)
(19:50) PHI: Laughton (Misconduct)
PHI 17 (37)
TBL 8 (22)
FINAL: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 5-1
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