National Hockey League
Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 1
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 5, 2021
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Beau Halkidis, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 16014

Corey Perry had two goals and one assist, Ryan McDonagh added one goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the reeling host Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.

Mathieu Joseph had one goal and one assist.

Pat Maroon, Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk scored one goal apiece for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning, who won their third in a row.

Victor Hedman and Ross Colton added three assists each.

Lightning goaltender Brian Elliott made 38 saves.

Cam Atkinson scored for the Flyers, who have dropped a season-worst eight straight games.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart allowed five goals and was replaced by Martin Jones at 8:34 of the second period.

The Lightning went ahead 1-0 when McDonagh pounced on a bouncing puck and scored at 8:24 of the first period. Steven Stamkos took the initial shot, which deflected off Hart.

Tampa Bay quickly extended its lead to 2-0 when Perry connected exactly one minute later.

The Flyers outshot the Lightning 14-9 in the first and Ivan Provorov had two solid scoring chances but they weren't able to capitalize.

It didn't take long for the Lightning to take a 3-0 advantage as Raddysh fired a slap shot past Hart at 2:56 of the second.

The Tampa Bay lead went to 4-0 when Katchouk scored his first goal of the season at 6:47.

Hart was pulled at 8:34 when he allowed the Lightning's fifth goal as Joseph chipped in a short-handed chance. Hart was way out of the net, and after the goal was allowed, Jones entered the game.

Maroon's goal at 5:29 of the third extended Tampa Bay's advantage to 6-0.

Philadelphia's frustration was evident soon after as Travis Sanheim became entangled with Anthony Cirelli before being separated by the officials. Travis Konecny also was sent off for a scrum with Tampa Bay's Callan Foote.

Atkinson's power-play goal at 7:04 cut the deficit to 6-1. The Flyers were 1-for-3 on the power play and came into the game on a 2-for-37 skid.

Perry's second goal at 14:15 gave the Lightning a 7-1 advantage.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Corey Perry 3 Points Cam Atkinson 1
Corey Perry 2 Goals Cam Atkinson 1
Ross Colton 3 Assists Claude Giroux 1
Corey Perry 1 Power Play Goals Cam Atkinson 1
Mathieu Joseph 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .974 Save Percentage Martin Jones .833
Brian Elliott 38 Saves Martin Jones 10
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 27 7 1-2 2-3 10 28
Philadelphia 39 1 1-3 1-2 8 27
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Flyers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Lightning have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.