Andre Vasilevskiy stops 30 shots, Lightning beat Flyers 5-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette and Carter Verhaeghe all scored for Tampa Bay, which won its 11th game in a row on home ice. The Lightning also won their 10th consecutive game overall to become the third team in NHL history to have two separate winning streaks of at least 10 games in the same season.

The 1929-30 and 1970-71 Boston Bruins are the only other teams with multiple winning streaks of 10-or-more games in the same season.

''To go on a run like that is pretty cool. Everyone is having fun around the room,'' Lightning center Anthony Cirelli said. ''At the end of the day, though, it's still just part of the season and we just have to continue trying to be better.''

Vasilevskiy improved to 19-0-2 in his past 21 starts.

''A winning streak is better than a losing streak,'' Vasilevskiy joked. ''Every day we come here, not only myself, we just keep working hard every day. We know what happened last year, we were good all season long. So now we just try to avoid (getting comfortable), just keep working hard and play one game at a time.''

Ivan Provorov, Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk scored for the Flyers and Carter Hart stopped 19 shots.

The Flyers, which fell to 13-15-3 on the road, remain two points ahead of idle Carolina for the No. 2 wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

''As far as believing in this group and always working hard and trying to do the right things, there's no doubt we're trying to do that,'' Flyers coach Allain Vigneault said. ''We just finished a challenging stretch here of five games in five different cities. We're going to go home (and) rest up.''

Killorn put Tampa Bay in front early when his centering pass from the right circle hit the skate of Philadelphia defenseman Ivan Provorov and bounced right back to Killorn, who banked a shot off the shoulder of Hart and in at 3:17 for his 22nd of the season.

Paquette made it 2-0 at 14:55 as he was open from the slot to take a pass from Tyler Johnson out of the corner for a snap shot past Hart for his sixth of the season, second in as many games.

Verhaeghe's eighth of the season, off a 3-on-2 rush feed from Victory Hedman, put the Lightning up 3-0 at 2:35 of the second period.

Provorov put Philadelphia on the board with a power-play goal, blasting a slap shot from just inside the blue line past Vasilevskiy at 8:57.

Sean Couturier had a shorthanded breakaway chance at 1:51 of the third period that Vasilevskiy turned aside. The Flyers then had a 2-on-0 chance at 11:02 of the third period, but Travis Konecny flubbed the return pass and the puck rolled off his stick and trickled into the corner.

Point made it 4-1 with a hard wrist shot to the far post at 12:34.

The Flyers struck twice in a span of 44 seconds to make it a one-goal game with 3:15 left in the third period. Van Riemsdyk scored on the power play at 15:31 and Giroux made it 4-3 off a rebound at 16:15 with an extra attacker on the ice.

''For the last two periods we played the way we wanted to, a little more aggressive,'' Flyers captain Giroux said. ''That was an intense game. A lot of things were happening. We were down 4-1 with seven minutes left and made a pretty good push.''

Kucherov put the game away with an empty-net goal with 21.6 seconds left.

NOTES: Tampa Bay C Steven Stamkos returned after missing three games with a lower body injury. . Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov and C Anthony Cirelli each returned after missing one game due to injury. . Philadelphia reassigned D Mark Friedman to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. . Flyers C Claude Giroux tied Bobby Clarke's franchise record for most power play assists (234). . C Brayden Point extended his scoring streak to 10 games. . Tampa Bay assigned RW Mathieu Joseph to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

UP NEXT

Lightning: At Colorado Avalanche on Monday

Flyers: Host Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday

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123T
PHI32-20-7
0123
TB39-15-5
2125
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00000/0006:330
J. Braun D00-110/0014:451
C. Bunnaman C00022/4006:541
S. Couturier C01-1510/11023:291
J. Farabee LW00020/0013:320
C. Giroux C11-238/8221:561
R. Hagg D00-120/0015:571
K. Hayes C00-124/9019:051
T. Konecny RW01010/0418:221
S. Laughton LW00-223/7012:223
P. Myers D00-120/0018:352
M. Niskanen D01-200/0021:453
T. Pitlick RW00-200/0013:260
I. Provorov D11-310/0424:211
M. Raffl LW00010/2208:422
T. Sanheim D01030/0019:432
J. Voracek RW00-240/0219:541
J. van Riemsdyk LW10-220/0011:500
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D00300/01020:107
A. Cirelli C00117/11020:020
B. Coburn D00010/0410:521
Y. Gourde RW01121/1211:341
V. Hedman D02310/0032:120
T. Johnson RW01100/1011:593
A. Killorn LW10110/1018:310
N. Kucherov RW11130/0219:112
P. Maroon LW01120/0011:172
O. Palat LW00110/0014:343
C. Paquette C10127/3012:163
B. Point C10120/0017:531
L. Schenn D00000/0011:541
M. Sergachev D01110/0023:171
K. Shattenkirk D01100/0016:501
S. Stamkos LW021218/6218:361
M. Stephens C00128/4410:401
C. Verhaeghe LW10130/0007:011
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (L)234190.82656:49
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (L)23
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)333300.90960:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)33
GOAL Nikita Kucherov (Empty net shot), Assists: Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman
PHI:GoalsShots
TB:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • TB
      19:38GOAL Nikita Kucherov (Empty net shot), Assists: Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman
    • PHI
      16:15GOAL Claude Giroux (Wrist shot), Assists: Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny
    • PHI
      15:31(PP) GOAL James van Riemsdyk (Tip-in shot), Assists: Matt Niskanen and Travis Sanheim
    • TB
      12:34GOAL Brayden Point (Wrist shot), Assists: Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      08:57(PP) GOAL Ivan Provorov (Slap shot), Assists: Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier
    • TB
      02:35GOAL Carter Verhaeghe (Wrist shot), Assists: Victor Hedman and Yanni Gourde
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • TB
      14:55GOAL Cedric Paquette (Snap shot), Assists: Tyler Johnson and Pat Maroon
    • TB
      03:17GOAL Alex Killorn (Wrist shot), Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk and Mikhail Sergachev
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • TB
      14:00Mitchell Stephens penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • TB
      05:01Braydon Coburn penalty Holding - 2 min.
    • PHI
      46.0Ivan Provorov penalty Boarding - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      20:00Jakub Voracek penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • TB
      20:00Erik Cernak penalty Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
    • TB
      20:00Braydon Coburn penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • PHI
      17:12Travis Konecny penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • TB
      13:51Steven Stamkos penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • PHI
      13:51Claude Giroux penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • PHI
      13:51Travis Konecny penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • TB
      13:09Yanni Gourde penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • PHI
      10:36Michael Raffl penalty Elbowing - 2 min.
    • TB
      07:53Nikita Kucherov penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • PHI
      07:53Ivan Provorov penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • TB
      05:37Mitchell Stephens penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
PHI
TB
Shots on Goal3324
Goals in Power Play20
Faceoff Wins2741
Penalties78
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties77
Misconducts01
TEAM STATS
PHI
Shots on Goal33
Goals in Power Play2
Faceoff Wins27
Penalties7
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties7
Misconducts0
123T
PHI32-20-7
0123
TB39-15-5
2125
STARS OF THE GAME
9.1 %SHOT %20.8 %
0.792 %SAVE %0.909 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00000/0006:330
J. Braun D00-110/0014:451
C. Bunnaman C00022/4006:541
S. Couturier C01-1510/11023:291
J. Farabee LW00020/0013:320
C. Giroux C11-238/8221:561
R. Hagg D00-120/0015:571
K. Hayes C00-124/9019:051
T. Konecny RW01010/0418:221
S. Laughton LW00-223/7012:223
P. Myers D00-120/0018:352
M. Niskanen D01-200/0021:453
T. Pitlick RW00-200/0013:260
I. Provorov D11-310/0424:211
M. Raffl LW00010/2208:422
T. Sanheim D01030/0019:432
J. Voracek RW00-240/0219:541
J. van Riemsdyk LW10-220/0011:500
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D00300/01020:107
A. Cirelli C00117/11020:020
B. Coburn D00010/0410:521
Y. Gourde RW01121/1211:341
V. Hedman D02310/0032:120
T. Johnson RW01100/1011:593
A. Killorn LW10110/1018:310
N. Kucherov RW11130/0219:112
P. Maroon LW01120/0011:172
O. Palat LW00110/0014:343
C. Paquette C10127/3012:163
B. Point C10120/0017:531
L. Schenn D00000/0011:541
M. Sergachev D01110/0023:171
K. Shattenkirk D01100/0016:501
S. Stamkos LW021218/6218:361
M. Stephens C00128/4410:401
C. Verhaeghe LW10130/0007:011
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (L)234190.82656:49
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (L)23
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)333300.90960:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)33
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
PHI32-20-7
0123
TB39-15-5
2125
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00000/0006:330
J. Braun D00-110/0014:451
C. Bunnaman C00022/4006:541
S. Couturier C01-1510/11023:291
J. Farabee LW00020/0013:320
C. Giroux C11-238/8221:561
R. Hagg D00-120/0015:571
K. Hayes C00-124/9019:051
T. Konecny RW01010/0418:221
S. Laughton LW00-223/7012:223
P. Myers D00-120/0018:352
M. Niskanen D01-200/0021:453
T. Pitlick RW00-200/0013:260
I. Provorov D11-310/0424:211
M. Raffl LW00010/2208:422
T. Sanheim D01030/0019:432
J. Voracek RW00-240/0219:541
J. van Riemsdyk LW10-220/0011:500
Total3603327/4114-21
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D00300/01020:107
A. Cirelli C00117/11020:020
B. Coburn D00010/0410:521
Y. Gourde RW01121/1211:341
V. Hedman D02310/0032:120
T. Johnson RW01100/1011:593
A. Killorn LW10110/1018:310
N. Kucherov RW11130/0219:112
P. Maroon LW01120/0011:172
O. Palat LW00110/0014:343
C. Paquette C10127/3012:163
B. Point C10120/0017:531
L. Schenn D00000/0011:541
M. Sergachev D01110/0023:171
K. Shattenkirk D01100/0016:501
S. Stamkos LW021218/6218:361
M. Stephens C00128/4410:401
C. Verhaeghe LW10130/0007:011
Total51002441/2724-29
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (L)234190.82656:49
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (L)23
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)333300.90960:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)33
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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PHI32-20-7
0123
TB39-15-5
2125
TEAM STATS
3.56
GF AVG
3.21
GA AVG
.71
Power Play
3.78
GF AVG
2.83
GA AVG
.78
Power Play
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