Flyers Bolt Past Tampa 5-3

The Flyers finished off the second game of a back to back in Florida with a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Brian Elliott made another start and stopped 24 of 27 shots in the game.

The Flyers trailed after one period, despite hanging with the Lightning, after Steven Stamkos netted a power play goal.

The second period however, saw the Lightning cede the game to the Flyers. Between the last 2 minutes of the first period and the third, Tampa Bay took five straight penalties. The Flyers converted on two of them to take a 2-1 lead. Wayne Simmonds nabbed the first goal and he fed Shayne Gostisbehere for the second goal. After the Lightning got back back within one goal, Sean Couturier scored in the final seconds of the second to restore the Flyers two goal advantage.

Photo: Frank Fimmano

Returning to the lineup after missing time with an injury, Brandon Manning scored his fourth goal of the season on a wrap around early in the third. The Flyers only major miscue of the period came on a poorly timed broken stick for Ivan Provorov which lead to a Tyler Johnson shorthanded goal to make the game 4-3.

Valtteri Filppula would hit the empty net to ice the game at 5-3. Jake Voracek added two more assists in the game to bring his season total to 38. Claude Giroux added three of his own, for 33 on the season, while Sean Couturier, who has already set a career high in goals, with 18, added a pair of assists to his goal for a three point night. Couturier has 36 points in 38 games, his career high is 39 points in 2015-16 when he played 63 games.

The Flyers return home on January 2 to face Pittsburgh at the Wells Fargo Center.

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