PHILADELPHIA (TICKER) —The Philadelphia Flyers try to extend their home unbeaten streak against the Tampa Bay Lighting to 14 games on Tuesday when the team face each other at First Union Center.
The Flyers are 9-0-4 in their last 13 home meetings against the Lightning, including a 3-2 victory on January 18. Tampa Bay is just 1-14-7 all time in Philadelphia, with the only win coming in the 1996-97 season.
Philadelphia is unbeaten in its last seven meetings with the Lightning (5-0-2) and has won both meetings this season.
Philadelphia has dropped two straight following a four-game winning streak and had its six-game road winning streak snapped with a 1-0 overtime loss at Boston on Saturday.
After scoring 38 goals in their previous 11 games, the Flyers were shut out for the sixth time in and lost for just the third time in 13 games.
Philadelphia goaltender Roman Chechmanek missed his second straight game with back problems, but Robert Esche stopped 26 shots before giving up the game-winner 31 seconds into overtime.
Tampa Bay had a three-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Tampa Bay will be without Prospal, who was suspended for two games by the NHL for his cross-check on Ottawa’s Chris Neil on January 20.
The Lightning are 1-0-1 on a three-game road trip and just 7-13-4-2 away from home this season.