Flyers beat Bolts 3-1

Posted at 10:32 PM, Mar 11, 2016

Steve Mason made 18 saves, Sam Gagner and Matt Read both scored power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Friday night.

Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers. Philadelphia had been off since beating the Lightning 4-2 Monday night in Philadelphia to end Tampa Bay's franchise-record nine-game winning streak.

The victory moved the Flyers within two points of Detroit for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot.

The Lightning, second in the Atlantic Division, got a goal from Brian Boyle, and Ben Bishop made 19 saves. Tampa Bay is 0-2-1 since its long winning stretch ended.

Mason had a nice save on Ondrej Palat's redirection late in the second. He lost the bid for his fifth shutout this season and 31st overall when Boyle scored with 2:42 left in the third.

Read moved in from the blue line and sent a slap shot from the top of the right circle past Bishop 3:34 into the second for the Flyers' second power-play goal and a 2-0 lead.

The Flyers took a 3-0 advantage at 7:56 of the second when Bishop ended up out of position following an ill-advised poke-check attempt on Schenn's wraparound goal.

After Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos received a 4-minute high-sticking penalty, Gagner opened the scoring during the ensuing power play at 8:57 of the first.

Tampa Bay went without a shot for the first 9 1-2 minutes of the third period.

NOTES: Lightning D Braydon Coburn (two games, lower body injury) and D Anton Stralman (one game, illness) both returned. ... Gagner had eight assists but no goals in 10 previous games against the Lightning. ... Tampa Bay reassigned D Slater Koekkoek to the Syracuse of the AHL. ... Mason is 3-3-2 against Tampa Bay.