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(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers shoot for their first winning streak of the season tonight when they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Wachovia Center.

Philadelphia has won two of its last three games after a five-game skid and the re-organization of the hockey operations department. On October 22 head coach Ken Hitchcock was replaced by assistant John Stevens and general manager Bob Clarke resigned.

On Monday, Peter Forsberg scored a pair of goals and Robert Esche stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Flyers blanked the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, 3-0.

Simon Gagne added an empty-net marker and also had an assist for the Flyers,who rebounded from Saturday's 8-2 blowout loss at the hands of Pittsburgh.

The Flyers' goaltending situation is still a cloudy one. Despite Esche's heroics on Monday, Stevens announced that Antero Niittymaki will start this evening against the Lightning.

Philly will host Washington on Saturday.

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