The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored opponents 43-17 during their streak. Tampa Bay has tallied 12 unanswered goals, two short of matching a team mark.
Tampa Bay will look to set a club record for consecutive victories on Sunday night at New Jersey.
Maroon scored with 12:33 left in the second period on a fluke of a goal. Anthony Cirelli sent a high backhander into the zone from near center ice. Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen batted it out of the air, but Maroon blocked the puck with two hands. It landed at his feet and he shot past Carter Hart‘s glove side for his sixth of the season and first goal in 24 games.
Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point have been on a roll during the streak, each with 14 points, and Nikita Kucherov, the team’s points leader, had points in six straight games. But their offense wasn’t needed on this night.
The Lightning look to break the longest winning streak in team history as they will go for 11 in a row against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday Night.