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Flyers vs. Lightning - NHL Game Recap - October 18, 2022

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TAMPA, Fla. — Carter Hart stopped 37 shots, Noah Cates tied the game in the third period, and Philadelphia beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night to extend the Flyers’ third straight win. Started the season.

Hart made a pad save on a breakaway by Braden Point in the first period to improve to 1-5-1 against Tampa Bay.

Cates completed the rally from a two-goal deficit by scoring from the slot after turning over at 12:44 in the third.

“Carter was great,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “Keep us there. We finally found a way. I think it’s just built for

Stephen Stamkos hit two power play goals to extend the Lightning’s streak of season-opening goals to four games, ending a 10-game winning streak against the Flyers.

Stamkos started one season in team history with six goals during the second-longest streak in team history. Nikita Kucherov holds seven franchise records set in 2017-18.

Andrei Vasilevskiy had 21 saves for the Lightning, dropping 2 of 3 away to start the season.

“This is the Stinger,” said Lightning coach John Cooper. “This match shouldn’t have ended with 0… probably should have ended with 2. This group should have finished that game and we didn’t. That’s probably a bit of a worry. is.”

Last season the Lightning lost the championship series after winning two straight Stanley Cups.

“Maybe this team has taken for granted what’s been going on for the last 10 years,” Cooper said. “In this first week and a half and early in his two weeks, it’s not going the way we’re used to. We’ve got to get over it, you have to get back on your feet.”

Stamkos opened the scoring with two power play goals 2:47 apart early in the second. At first, a nifty drop by Vladislav Namestnikov he came from the pass at 1:25.

Kucherov assisted on both Stamkos goals and the Lightning captain overtook Jeremy Roenick for 25th place on the all-time power play goals list with 185.

James van Riemsdyk redirected Kevin Hayes’ power play shot at 1:06 in the third and Stamkos hooked it into the penalty box to tie it at 2.

Scott Lawton scored the rebound with 10:43 of the second.

“We’ve done some good by finding ways to win the game at critical moments late in the game,” said Tortorella. “They show me they’re ugly, they show me that it doesn’t matter, and they still have a little bit left in the tank to get things done.”


Lightning RW Perry had a game-high eight shots while Stamkos had six. Kucherov had nothing.

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D Ian Cole made his Lightning debut on Saturday after the NHL announced it had found no evidence to support allegations posted against him on social media.

In an allegation posted anonymously on Twitter by an account created last month, the person said that after Cole reached the NHL, he pressured her to have sex with her multiple times when she was underage. .


Team founder Phil Esposito and current owner Jeff Vinnik dropped a ceremonial first pack as part of Lightning’s 30th anniversary season celebrations.

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Fliers: D Rasmus Ristreinen (lower body) and D Kam Atkinson (upper body) did not play.

Lightning: Coach John Cooper said D Phillip Myers (undisclosed) is out and will take time to recover.


“It’s like Halloween. Aside from the first day of the playoffs, this is the biggest night. Not just the initial excitement and self-introductions, but hearing everyone cheering, it’s such an exciting, exciting time.” is,” Cooper said of the home opener.


Flyers: Continue three-game trip in Florida on Wednesday night

Lightning: Playing in Florida on Friday night.


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