PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Tim Taylor
and Martin Cibak each had a goal and an assist and Sean Burke made 30 saves Tuesday as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2.
Brad Richards and Dan Boyle also scored for Tampa Bay, which has recorded a point in each of its last five contests (4
1) following a six-game skid. Rob DiMaio added two assists in Tampa Bay's third straight win.
R.J. Umberger scored his first NHL goal for the Flyers, who welcomed back defenseman Eric Desjardins to the lineup, but lost for the fourth time in their last five games.
Desjardins, who has anchored the Philadelphia defense corps for a decade, had missed the last eight games with a concussion. Jon Sim also scored and Robert Esche allowed four goals on 25 shots in the loss.
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