|Date of game: 1/12/2015
Recap: Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The goals came one after another.
Riding a healthy power play, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the highest-scoring team in the NHL at their own game.
Jakub Voracek, Mark Streit and Brayden Schenn had power-play goals and the Flyers scored five times in the second period to snap a nearly two-year losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 7-3 win on Monday night.
Chris VandeVelde, R.J. Umberger and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Flyers, who have at least one power-play goal in 11 of their last 13 home games and in six of their last seven overall.
Schenn, who snapped a 15-game goal drought, said they moved the puck well and kept it simple on the power play.
"I don't think we did anything we don't normally do," he said. "We just got some shots on net and the pucks went in."
It was their first win over Tampa Bay since Feb. 5, 2013, snapping a six-game losing streak. It was just their second win over the Lightning in the last 11 meetings.
With Steve Mason out for two weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered in Saturday's loss to Boston, the Flyers turned to Rob Zepp, the 33-year-old who became the oldest NHL goaltender in 88 years to win his first career start last month.
Zepp made 21 saves in his second start and the Flyers won for the third time in four games after a five-game losing streak.
Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan had power-play goals and Brian Boyle also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Lightning, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
"For whatever reason it was a tough night. We just didn't have our legs, our structure wasn't there," Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said.
Two penalties by former Philadelphia defenseman Matthew Carle in the second period, including a double-minor for high-sticking, led to three Flyers goals.
NHL points leader Voracek fired a slap shot past Evgeni Nabokov and Bellemare ended a 28-game drought with a re-direction through his own legs for an even- strength goal that knocked the Lightning goaltender out of the game 2:36 into the period and gave the Flyers a 4-1 lead.
Streit scored on a power-play at 7:02 after some nifty puck movement in front of Ben Bishop and the Flyers had a two-man advantage when Schenn beat Bishop with a wrist shot from the right circle.
They ended 3-for-4 on the power play.
Raffl made it 7-1 later in the period and the Lightning got a fluke goal 22 seconds later, at 15:23, when a shot by Boyle bounced over Zepp. Callahan scored 80 seconds into the third period.
Both teams had two players named to the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday and all four contributed on the first two goals.
First-time All-Star Voracek started the rush that led to Philadelphia's first goal with Claude Giroux getting an assist for his pass to Luke Schenn, whose shot from the point was re-directed by VandeVelde 6:12 into the game.
Tyler Johnson, who will also make his All-Star Game debut, fired a pass from the far side of the right circle to set up Stamkos' tying goal on a one-timer from the slot at 10:26.
The Flyers took the lead after Matt Read's pass hit the skate of a defender and Umberger slid a backhand inside the post with 3:45 left in the period.Game Notes
Streit led the Flyers with three points ... Nabokov gave up four goals on 13
shots and Bishop allowed three on 12 ... The Flyers are 4-12-1 against Tampa
Bay since the start of the 2010-11 season. Before that, they were 39-22-8-2
from the Lightning's inception in 1992 through the end of the 2009-10 season
... The Flyers visit Washington on Wednesday ... The Lightning remain on the
road to play Boston on Tuesday.