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TAMPA Chris Kreider Jersey , Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman were too much for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.Stamkos and Hedman combined for four goals and five assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 shootout victory against the Flyers.Stamkos scored twice and added three assists to set a career high with five points while Hedman had two goals and tied a career high with four points.League-leading scorer Nikita Kucherov returned from a two-game absence and had three assists.”When these guys are rolling you just have to keep putting them out there,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. ”You want them to keep going with that feeling they are having and it paid off for us tonight.”Brayden Point added a shootout goal and the league-leading Lightning improved to 6-0-1 in the past seven games. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 37 saves for his league-leading 38th victory.Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which suffered consecutive losses for the first time since a four-game losing streak from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Nolan Patrick each finished with a goal and an assist.Tampa Bay overcame two multi-goal deficits to win for the third time in franchise history, second time against the Flyers.”Anytime you’re down a couple of goals in different parts of the game, especially in the third and you come back and win it’s emotional,” Stamkos said. ”It shows guys care. Guys never gave up.”The Lightning fell behind 3-1 after the opening period as the Flyers scored twice in a span of 3:37 in the first on goals from Voracek and defenseman Robert Hagg.Tampa Bay tied it on goals from Hedman and Dan Girardi in the second period, but Philadelphia regained the two-goal advantage on a late second-period goal from Jori Lehtera and early third-period goal from Provorov.”We know we didn’t play well a couple of nights ago,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. ”It’s not just about losses it’s about the overall performance. That wasn’t us the other night and we knew we had to raise our level from where it was the other night. I thought our guys did that.”But the Lightning raised their level as well with three consecutive third-period goals Henrik Lundqvist Jersey Kids , starting with J.T. Miller’s goal at 4:23 for his first since being acquired from the New York Rangers on Monday. Stamkos converted a 2-on-1 chance with Kucherov to tie the game at 7:38 and Hedman gave the Lightning a 6-5 lead at 10:03.”The resiliency was really there tonight and obviously really happy with the way we came back,” Hedman said.Giroux tied the game with 2:53 left in regulation.”It was a pretty fun game to play,” he said. ”They have a lot of talent, they have a lot of players that can make a difference. You give them chances to score and they will. But we did a good job of keeping our composure.”NOTES: Flyers RW Wayne Simmonds missed his sixth consecutive game with an upper-body injury. … Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux moved past Tim Kerr for sixth on the Flyers career scoring list. … Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman reached the 10-goal mark for the fifth consecutive season. . Lightning C Yanni Gourde became the fourth rookie in franchise history to record 50 points in a season, joining Brad Richards, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat. … Tampa Bay played its fifth consecutive game requiring overtime or a shootout for the first time in franchise history. … Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his 38th victory, second most in a season in franchise history.UP NEXTLightning: vs Florida at home on TuesdayFlyers: at Florida on Sunday— The Tampa Bay Lightning, unbeaten in their last six games, continue their five-game road trip with a difficult stretch of three games in four days Jimmy Vesey Jersey , continuing with a matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday afternoon.The Lightning (6-1-1, 13 points) defeated Colorado 1-0 on Wednesday and play at Arizona on Saturday night after the matinee matchup with the Golden Knights (4-4-1, 9 points). The game will be played during the day on Friday because of Nevada Day, a holiday celebrated Nevada’s statehood anniversary.Vegas had big news off the ice Friday by extending defenseman Nate Schmidt’s contract to six years, worth $35.7 million. Schmidt is in Austria, where he is practicing with the Vienna Capitals while serving a 20-game suspension for violating the NHL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.Article continues below ...Tampa Bay is 2-0-1 on its road trip (five points in three games) that started with an overtime loss against Minnesota on Saturday followed by a win the next day against Chicago.The Lightning lead the NHL for points-percentage (.813).“That was a good one,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said following the defensive struggle against Colorado. “It was just fun to be a part of and have the seat I have to watch it.”Nikita Kucherov netted the game’s only goal on a third period power play with less than 14 minutes remaining. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 23 shots to record his first shutout of the season.The Lightning went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill against the Avalanche to improve to 32-of-33 this season. They remain in the lead in the NHL for penalty-kill percentage at 97. They rank tied for third in the NHL for least amount of goals allowed per game (2.25).Tampa Bay is still in search of its first win over Vegas after getting swept in last season’s two-game series by the expansion Golden Knights. In the one meeting played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the Lightning and Knights appeared ready to go to overtime last December, but Shea Theodore scored to break the tie with three seconds remaining to help Vegas earn the win. The Golden Knights won the game 4-3.“I think hands down scoring a game-winner with only a couple seconds left has to rank up there for me Kevin Hayes Jersey ,” Theodore told the Las Vegas Review-Journal Thursday after practice. “I remember there was a battle for the puck in the corner. I was just kind of waiting at the top of the circles on the other side.“I took a quick glance at the clock. I knew it was winding down. The pass came across, and I knew I only had a couple of seconds left, so I just tried to get it off. The fact the puck popped out to me like it did was perfect.”The Knights are looking for consistency after having a three-game winning streak snapped in a home shootout loss to Vancouver on Wednesday. After the game, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant expressed disappointment at his team’s effort in the first two periods.He is concerned about going against Tampa Bay, which he calls a “favorite for the Stanley Cup again this year.”“They’re a top team … we’re going to have to play a great game,” Gallant added. “They’ve got a lot of offense, a lot of talent, great goaltending. They’ve got everything you need from a hockey club.”

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