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WATCH: Tampa Bay Lightning’s barrage sends Philadelphia Flyers to eighth straight loss

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Dec 5, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) celebrates his shorthanded goal with defenseman Jan Rutta (44) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) celebrates his shorthanded goal with defenseman Jan Rutta (44) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Perry had two goals and one assist, Ryan McDonagh added one goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the reeling host Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.

Mathieu Joseph had one goal and one assist.

Pat Maroon, Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk scored one goal apiece for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning, who won their third in a row.

Victor Hedman and Ross Colton added three assists each.

Lightning goaltender Brian Elliott made 38 saves.

Cam Atkinson scored for the Flyers, who have dropped a season-worst eight straight games.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart allowed five goals and was replaced by Martin Jones at 8:34 of the second period.

The Lightning went ahead 1-0 when McDonagh pounced on a bouncing puck and scored at 8:24 of the first period. Steven Stamkos took the initial shot, which deflected off Hart.

Tampa Bay quickly extended its lead to 2-0 when Perry connected exactly one minute later.

The Flyers outshot the Lightning 14-9 in the first and Ivan Provorov had two solid scoring chances but they weren’t able to capitalize.

It didn’t take long for the Lightning to take a 3-0 advantage as Raddysh fired a slap shot past Hart at 2:56 of the second.

The Tampa Bay lead went to 4-0 when Katchouk scored his first goal of the season at 6:47.

Hart was pulled at 8:34 when he allowed the Lightning’s fifth goal as Joseph chipped in a short-handed chance. Hart was way out of the net, and after the goal was allowed, Jones entered the game.

Maroon’s goal at 5:29 of the third extended Tampa Bay’s advantage to 6-0.

Philadelphia’s frustration was evident soon after as Travis Sanheim became entangled with Anthony Cirelli before being separated by the officials. Travis Konecny also was sent off for a scrum with Tampa Bay’s Callan Foote.

Atkinson’s power-play goal at 7:04 cut the deficit to 6-1. The Flyers were 1-for-3 on the power play and came into the game on a 2-for-37 skid.

Perry’s second goal at 14:15 gave the Lightning a 7-1 advantage.

–Field Level Media