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John LeClair and Rod Brind'Amour scored twice each as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2.

Brind'Amour extended the NHL's longest current consecutive games streak to 449 despite badly bruised ribs suffered in Thursday's win over Phoenix. The injury seemed serious enough to sideline Brind'Amour, but he was a last-minute call tonight.

"I knew I was playing. I never really had a doubt, except when I went home Thursday night," said Brind'Amour. "I had the day off yesterday and I was just a little sore. I've played with a lot worse. I just avoided getting hit early because we had a couple of power plays. I was just worried (coach Roger Neilson) wasn't going to play me much."

John LeClair scored his NHL-leading 30th and 31st goals, giving him four in two games, as the Flyers got their ninth victory in 12 game. Philadelphia has lost only once in 21 games (14-1-6).

"Why be negative?" LeClair said. "We're doing what we've got to do every night. We just keep getting better as the season goes along."

The game also featured the return of Alexandre Daigle, who was traded to Lightning on Friday in a deal involving three teams.

"It was kind of different coming back here. I was a little nervous at first," Daigle said. "I was just hoping to get a chance to play (with Tampa). Unfortunately, we didn't look too good. That first period killed us."

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