Bolts welcome back Lecavalier, hang on to beat Flyers
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Victor Hedman scored twice and Tampa Bay almost coughed up a three-goal lead in the final two minutes of regulation, but topped Philadelphia, 4-2, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier's return.
In 14 seasons and 1,037 games with the Lightning, the former No. 1 pick of the 1998 draft totaled team records of 1,037 games played and 383 goals, along with 491 assists and 874 points. He was honored by the hosts with a lengthy video tribute in the first period which drew a standing ovation.
Ondrej Palat also lit the lamp for the Lightning, who have won two straight after losing four in a row and moved within one point of first-place Boston in the Atlantic Division.
Seemingly on his way to a shutout, Anders Lindback was beaten twice in a 40- second span, by Lecavalier and Mark Streit, but won thanks to 19 saves.
Ray Emery made 31 stops for the Flyers, who dropped both ends of their Florida sojourn after winning three straight home games.
11/27 22:18:00 ET