NHL - Lightning strike in overtime to down Flyers

Thu, 10 Nov 04:53:00 2011

Brett Connolly scored with a wrist shot 2:30 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, their fifth consecutive win at home.

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Connolly secured the win on a rebound after Dominic Moore had skated into the Flyers' zone and slipped the puck past a Philadelphia defender.

Scott Hartnell opened the scoring with a tip-in for the Flyers on a power-play in the second period before Marc-Andre Bergeron netted the tying goal with a high slap shot in the third.

The Flyers had been bidding to improve on a 4-1 road mark, their best travel start in 18 seasons, but they were closed down by the Lightning, who outshot them 24-15.

Tampa Bay, despite failing to take advantage of two power plays late in the second period, recorded a seventh win in their last nine games.

Philadelphia, who had pounded the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2 on Saturday, welcomed back defenseman Chris Pronger from a six-game absence due to a right eye injury.


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