Steven Stamkos Scores Twice as Tampa Bay Lightning Edge Philadelphia Flyers


Oct 30, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is congratulated by center Alex Killorn (17) and center Valtteri Filppula (51) after he scored a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Steven Stamkos scored twice and Jason Garrison had the game-winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night.

Garrison’s first goal of the season came with the man advantage with 3:12 left in the third period as his one-timer off a Stamkos pass flew past Ray Emery into the back of the net.

Stamkos had scored the previous Lightning two goals — his first coming on the power play with 46 seconds left in the second to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead and then 5:30 into the third as his slap shot off a Valtteri Filppula pass extended the Bolts’ advantage.

Jakub Voracek cut the lead to 3-2 before Garrison’s goal while Michael Raffl scored with 54 seconds left to make for a nervy finish for the Lightning.

Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead 3:29 into the first when Vladislav Namestnikov tipped in Anton Stralman’s shot. Wayne Simmonds tied the game at 12:43.

Ben Bishop made 24 saves while Emery stopped 28 shots. The Bolts went 2-for-5 on the power play while Philadelphia couldn’t convert either of their two chances.

After being relegated to the fourth line, Jonathan Drouin didn’t register a single second on the power play. He did have a secondary assist on Namestnikov’s goal.

Tyler Johnson’s seven-game point streak came to an end too.

The Bolts are back in action Saturday when they host their former divisional rival, Washington Capitals, at Amalie Arena.