Jeff Carter for a Case of Tastykakes

Thursday, March 6, 2008 ·

The Flyers fell behind early again. Very early. Jussi Jokinen scored 31 seconds into the game for the Lightning. In his return to the lineup, Daniel Briere tied the game with top shelf wrist shot after a couple beautiful plays by R.J. Umberger. A little less than two minutes later, Jeff Carter scored on a beautiful back hand to give the Flyers the 2-1 lead and they kept it going into the second period.

The lone second period goal came from Tampa's Quellet as he knotted the game at 2 and it stayed that way heading to the third.

The third period seemed like those of late. It looked like another game going to overtime, and then the shoot-out, and we'd be happy with a point, but Jeff Carter circled in the offensive zone and lifted a wrister pass Lightning goaltender Mike Smith with 1:54 left to give the Flyers the 3-2 lead and victory.

Jeff Carter is really starting to become the player we saw lead the Phantoms to a Calder Cup Championship. He is becoming more physical and extremely hard to take off the puck. Some may say that trade rumors got in his head, but once the deadline passed, he has been playing very well. If he can keep up this play when Richards, Lupul, and Hatcher return, I'll feel much better going into the playoffs. The Penguins and Bruins both lost tonight, so the Flyers gained in both the division and the playoff race.

Riley Cote and Andre Roy squared off for two rounds of fighting. The first fight was a draw, but Cote landed a one punch knock-out in the second bout.

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