St. Louis lifts Lightning over Flyers

Martin St. Louis posted a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning take a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tom Pyatt, Ryan Malone, J.T. Wyman and Steven Stamkos all scored for the Lightning, who have won three straight. Dwayne Roloson stopped 35 shots in the win.

The winning streak kept Tampa Bay's fledgling playoff hopes alive. The team now has 77 points on the season and is now seven back of Washington for the final spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.

Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Scott Hartnell all had goals for the Flyers, who had won three of four coming in. Ilya Bryzgalov gave up four goals on just 14 shots in the loss.

Philadelphia has a firm hold on the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, six points ahead of New Jersey and four back of Pittsburgh.