The Florida Panthers returned home and were beaten by the Philadelphia Flyers by a final score of 3-1 on Tuesday.
During a four game road trip, Florida went a surprising 3-1 and had plenty of momentum going into this one. Philadelphia did a good job of turning that around with a first period goal.
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 10-9-1 on the season and remained at 21 points. Philadelphia represents one of the teams that Florida could end up battling for a playoff spot as well. The Flyers have 21 points as well after picking up this victory.
Flyers' goalie Steve Mason was remarkable in the win with 39 saves on nearly every attempt he had. Roberto Luongo had 25 saves in the loss and allowed the three goals to score. The Flyers scored a goal in each period to put the game away.
At the 18:09 mark of the third period, Reilly Smith put Florida on the board with his fourth goal of the season. Assisting on the score were Jonathan Marchessault and Keith Yandle.
On power plays, Florida wasted all four of the opportunities it had. Philadelphia meanwhile converted on one of the two advantages it had during the game.
The Panthers will now take an extended break before returning to action on Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.