TAMPA, Fla. — It didn’t matter that it was the third goal of the night for the Lightning.

It mattered much more that it was Corey Perry behind the shot, scoring his first goal of the season.

And the celebration said it all as he skated away with his arms raised. His teammates surrounded him in the corner to share the moment before he skated toward the team bench, grabbing a fictitious monkey off his back and throwing it into the crowd as he moved along the glass boards.

Perry’s goal helped Tampa Bay to a 4-0 win against the Flyers on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena, adding to the Lightning’s new point streak with back-to-back wins following Saturday’s regulation loss to New Jersey.

Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian opened scoring with his first goal of the season — and he ended a drought that extended back to Jan. 12, 2020, when he played with the Sabres.

Pat Maroon shuffled the puck out to the wall, where Mikhail Sergachev grabbed it and brought it to the middle of the ice. He saw Bogosian waiting on the left side and quickly dished out a pass to his partner, who one-timed it past Flyers goaltender Carter Hart for the 1-0 lead with 17:32 remaining in the opening period.

The rest of the period featured broken plays and some odd-man rushes that led to the Flyers (8-6-3) out-shooting the Lightning 12-6.

Bogosian nearly netted his second goal in the second period when he brought the puck through the slot, attempting to get it past Hart, and followed his rebound around the back of the net.

Threading a pass through some traffic, the puck found Steven Stamkos in the crease. The captain tapped it toward the net and followed-up with another to send it to the back of the net for the 2-0 lead with 13:17 remaining. Stamkos, who logged three points Tuesday, leads the Lightning (11-4-3) with 10 goals and 22 points.

Later in the period, Perry finally was able to cash in on all of the previous chances he has had this season, sending it high to the corner of the goal, just under the crossbar, for the 3-0 lead with 3:43 remaining.

To add some reassurance, Alex Barre-Boulet netted his third goal of the season right off the face-off with 12:34 remaining in regulation.

The shutout win was Andrei Vasilevskiy’s (34 saves) first of the season. His next win will be the 200th of his career.

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