Purcell’s Goal In 3rd Lifts Lightning Over Flyers

MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Purcell scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Monday night.

Purcell’s in-close deflection at 9:25 of the third came shortly after the Lightning killed off a short-handed situation.

Ondrej Palat, Tom Pyatt and Steven Stamkos also scored for Tampa Bay, which is 12-1 when leading after the first period. Stamkos scored his 21st goal this season into an empty net with 3 seconds to play.

Maxime Talbot and Claude Giroux scored goals for Philadelphia, which is 0-11 when trailing entering the second period.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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