Series (Game 3 of 4)

Tampa Bay leads 4-0

Game 1: Monday, November 14th
Game 2: Tuesday, November 22nd
Game 3: Saturday, January 28th
Game 4: Friday, March 17th

Lightning 6

(27-20-4, 58 pts)

Flyers 0

(30-13-8, 68 pts)

2:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
TB 2 1 36
PHI 0 0 00

F. Modin (Lightning - LW): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

S. Burke (Lightning - G): Saves: 38, Save Pct.: 1.000

M. St. Louis (Lightning - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Modin notches hat trick as Lightning jolts struggling Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Fredrik Modin scored three goals and Sean Burke made 38 saves, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-0 victory over the struggling Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Dan Boyle, Vaclav Prospal and Ryan Craig also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay, which has won five of six, including three shutouts.

The Atlantic Division-leading Flyers have lost seven of 10, including five of six at home. They've allowed a hat trick in consecutive games -- Jan Bulis had four goals in Montreal's 5-3 win Thursday.

The Lightning have won the last seven regular-season meetings against Philadelphia, including three this season. The Flyers took Tampa Bay to seven games in the 2004 Eastern Conference finals.

Modin recorded his third career hat trick when he scored his 22nd goal off a rebound to give the Lightning a 4-0 lead in the third period. His first two goals were on the power play.

Burke picked up where John Grahame left off, posting his 36th career shutout. Grahame has shutouts in his last two starts for the Lightning.

The Flyers were without star center Peter Forsberg (groin), captain Keith Primeau (concussion), defenseman Eric Desjardins (shoulder) and forward Branko Radivojevic (ankle).

Defenseman Kim Johnsson returned after missing three games with concussion-like symptoms, but left because of dizziness. Defenseman Joni Pitkanen, who had surgery for a sports hernia, played for the first time since Dec. 3.

The Lightning took a 1-0 lead on Boyle's 11th goal in the first period. Boyle put a rebound into an empty net when goaltender Antero Niittymaki couldn't control the puck after making a chest save on a shot by Evgeny Artyukhin.

Modin's first goal gave Tampa a 2-0 lead 2:10 later. Modin redirected Darryl Sydor's slap shot from the point between his legs and through Niittymaki's legs.

Modin scored again on a man-advantage to make it 3-0 in the second period. He deflected with his stick blade a slap shot by Pavel Kubina through Niittymaki's legs for his 21st goal.

Prospal and Craig scored 14 seconds apart in the third period.

Sydor left in the second period with a huge gash on his face. ... The Flyers haven't beaten the Lightning in the regular season since April 4, 2003. ... Philadelphia has lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season. ... Boyle's goal was his first in 14 games. ... The Lightning came in 29th on the power play, but scored three times with the man advantage. ... The Flyers hadn't allowed a hat trick in consecutive games since 1999.

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