It was Gallagher's team-leading 15th goal after scoring only 10 all of last season.
Brendan Gallagher actually gave the Canadiens the lead with a power-play goal at 3:40 of the second period, but the Lightning tied it up when Steven Stamkos scored with only 11.8 seconds left in the period and then Brayden Point beat Price again only 30 seconds into the third period. Kucherov (52 points) has tallied 24 goals and 28 assists and has recorded multiple points on 18 separate occasions this year. However, Voracek has not registered a point in the last two games. His second goal came on a power-play. The Philadelphia Flyers have struggled all season on the road and have had little to no success against the Lightning over the years.
The Flyers have converted on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that's right around league average. The team's been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 5.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. It will be his first missed game since October 17. In that stretch Elliott is 7-4-1 with a 2.08 GAA and.930 save percentage. Captain Max Pacioretty, who is slated to play in his 600th National Hockey League contest on Thursday, is mired in a 10-game goal-scoring drought and Brendan Gallagher has notched just one of his team-best 14 tallies in his last nine contests. Overall this season, he has appeared in 34 of the Flyers' 37 games recording a goal and four assists for five points. The Lightning are 16-4 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 14-4 in games where their penalty minutes are in the single digits.
Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.in Tampa Bay. The team's 11-5 in games decided by one goal, while Philadelphia is 5-13 in such games. The Tampa Bay Lighting have allowed a combined four goals in their last three games.
The win improves Tampa Bay's record to 27-7-2 and extends their win-streak on home ice to eight in a row. Including last night's 3-2 loss to the Panthers, the Flyers have lost their last three games, all on the road, two against teams lower in the standings.