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Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 5
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Justin St. Pierre, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 19060

After Tampa Bay blew a four-goal lead in the third period, Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime to give the Lightning a 6-5 road victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Cirelli battled for the puck behind the goal and fired in his fourth goal at the 1:47 mark for the win after Tampa Bay initially wasted a 5-1 lead.

Brayden Point scored twice, Adam Erne had a goal and two assists and Nikita Kucherov had two helpers. Cedric Paquette and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who won their second straight game.

Louis Domingue made his third straight start in goal and had 40 saves.

James van Riemsdyk scored his first goal and had two assists, and Travis Konecny scored twice for the Flyers. Sean Couturier also scored, and Wayne Simmonds tied the game 5-5 with 3:32 left in the third period.

Backup Calvin Pickard, the Flyers' third goalie behind injured Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth, made his sixth start of the season and stopped 20 shots.

Erne netted the game's first goal and his second this season at 6:02 of the second period when he hopped onto the ice and immediately began a give-and-go with Yanni Gourde as a power play was winding down.

Erne zipped a shot over Pickard's glove for Tampa Bay's 20th power-play goal, tying the Boston Bruins for most in the NHL. Domingue recorded the secondary assist on the marker, his second career helper.

Six minutes later Erne backhanded a pass to Paquette from the left circle, and Paquette beat Pickard on the blocker side at 12:10 for his third goal and a 2-0 lead.

Van Riemsdyk, who missed 16 games with a knee injury, scored in his second game back in the lineup when he cleaned up a loose puck in the low slot at 14:33 on the power play, but Point chipped in a goal less than three minutes later for a 3-1 lead.

On a 5-on-3 power play in the third period, the Lightning scored twice in 11 seconds -- Johnson with his seventh, Point his 14th -- for a 5-1 lead.

Konecny (fourth goal) and Couturier (eighth) added power-play markers for the Flyers later in the period as Philadelphia was successful three times overall with the man advantage.

Konecny redirected his second goal with 4:02 left in regulation, and Simmonds tied it 5-5 before Cirelli's overtime heroics.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Adam Erne 3 Points James van Riemsdyk 3
Brayden Point 2 Goals Travis Konecny 2
Adam Erne 2 Assists James van Riemsdyk 2
Brayden Point 1 Power Play Goals Travis Konecny 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Louis Domingue .889 Save Percentage Calvin Pickard .769
Louis Domingue 40 Saves Calvin Pickard 20
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 26 6 3-4 2-5 12 31
Philadelphia 45 5 3-5 1-4 10 35
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Flyers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Lightning have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .833 after a loss.