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NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 2

Nov. 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay survived a fourth-quarter meltdown by goaltender Anders Lindback Wednesday to hold on for a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia.

The game marked the return of former Tampa Bay stalwart Vincent Lecavalier, who scored a power-play goal in the third period that sparked a brief surge by the Flyers.

Lecavalier played 14 years with the Lightning before moving to the Flyers and was honored by a lengthy video tribute prior to the game.

Victor Hedman scored twice for the Lightning, including a power-play goal five minutes deep in the third period that produced a 3-0 lead.

Philadelphia then came up with goals by Lecavalier and Mark Streit in the span of 40 seconds with Streit's goal coming just 1:13 from the end of regulation.

Lindback then held on to get the win with 19 saves and Tyler Johnson sealed the victory with an empty-net goal.

Ray Emery stopped 31 shots for the Flyers.

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