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Modin scores second career hat trick

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Fredrik Modin and the Tampa Bay Lightning
broke out of scoring slumps in a big way.

Modin scored three goals, and the Lightning beat the
Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Saturday night.

"Obviously it's a great feeling scoring a hat trick, especially
in your own building," Modin said. "The crowd really just goes
nuts. It really feels great."

Modin had not scored in his previous 13 games but rebounded for
his second career hat trick.

Tampa Bay had scored only nine goals in its previous seven
games. Vincent Lecavalier, Ben Clymer and Ruslan Fedotenko also
scored for the Lightning, who won for the fifth time in 21 games
(5-12-4).

The Lightning are 2-6-2 in their last 10 home games.

"I'm glad that we got the result ... that's very important,"
Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "The thing I liked is how we
answered mentally. We didn't take a step back."

Donald Brashear scored for Philadelphia, 2-3-1-1 through seven
games of a season-high, eight-game road trip.

"We're not getting the effort that we did before," Flyers
coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They outcompeted us. Quite frankly, in
every aspect of our game, we got beat in all the competitive areas.
We're not competing and we have to get back to that."

Modin scored three straight goals after Brashear put the Flyers
ahead 1-0 at 7:14 of the first.

Modin tied it at 1 from the slot three minutes later at 10:35.
Modin scored twice during the opening 4:41 of the second.

He jammed a loose puck past Robert Esche at 1:15 during a power
play and then slid a puck between the goalie's pads just over three
minutes later. Jeff Hackett replaced Esche -- who allowed three
goals on 12 shots -- after Modin's third goal.

"They played really well," Philadelphia's Jeremy Roenick said.
"We played really bad."

Hackett allowed Lecavalier's goal at 6:17 on the first shot he
faced as the Lightning went up 4-1. Clymer and former Flyers player
Fedotenko scored 11 seconds apart late in the third, which set a
franchise record for the fastest two goals.

It was Clymer's first goal in 34 games.

"We have been working hard and we've been playing well
offensively," Modin said. "It's just the puck hasn't gone in for
us."

Brad Richards had three assists, and Nikolai Khabibulin made 18
saves to improve to 3-10 against Philadelphia.

Game notes
The Lightning's record for goals by one player in a game is
four, set by Chris Kontos in Tampa Bay's first ever game on Oct. 7,
1992. ... The Flyers recalled LW Boyd Kane from Philadelphia of the
AHL. He will take the spot of injured captain Keith Primeau, who
broke his right thumb Friday at Florida. Hitchcock said Primeau's
status should be known in a few days. ... New York Islanders scout
Bill Smith has been at the past two Lightning games. ...
Philadelphia D Chris Therien missed his third straight game because
of back spasms.