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Lightning keep rolling with wild win over Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers sent the Tampa Bay Lightning into OT, but the Lightning made the final move to secure a win.

It probably wasn’t exactly how the Tampa Bay Lightning had it drawn up, but they were able to win their fourth game in a row on Thursday night with a wild 6-5 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The win also extended their current streak to 13 games in a row with at least one point in the standings, a stretch that has seen them go 12-0-1.

Their only loss during that stretch was an overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets a couple of weeks ago.
[Related: Lightning all alone at top of PHT Power Rankings]

After 40 minutes on Thursday it looked like the Lightning were going to cruise to a blowout win with a three-goal lead entering the third period. But the Flyers scored three quick goals to tie the game, ultimately sending it to overtime.

It was there that Alex Killorn scored his 10th goal of the season to give the Lightning the win and keep their streak going.

Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos both had four points for the Lightning.

For Kucherov, this was his second consecutive four-point game (he had five in the Lightning’s previous game) and fourth consecutive multi-point game.

This game also featured a fight between Philadelphia’s Nolan Patrick and Tampa Bay’s Anthony Cirelli.

The Lightning also lost J.T. Miller to an upper-body injury.

Tampa Bay is now eight points ahead of every other team in the NHL standings and owns a 29-7-2 record on the season.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.