For a stretch that lasted nearly 90 seconds late in Monday's game, the Lightning swarmed the offensive zone, won puck battles and pinned the Flyers deep in their own zone.

One by one, the new kids on the block – Dana Tyrell, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson – kept control of the puck, won battles along the boards and didn't allow Philadelphia any sort of opportunity to get out of the zone.

That all came with Tampa Bay protecting a late lead before eventually skating away with a 4-2 victory in front of an announced sellout crowd 19,204 at The Forum.

Anders Lindback stopped 28 shots while Teddy Purcell notched the game-winning goal midway through the third. Tom Pyatt and Palat scored goals in the first period while Steven Stamkos iced the game with an empty netter with three seconds remaining for his 200th career goal, becoming the fourth youngest player in league history to reach the milestone behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Dale Hawerchuk.

It all came in a game Tampa Bay had to have to stay in the playoff conversation as the Lightning won back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 16-19 and have now won three of the past four to pull within five points of Southeast Division co-leaders Carolina and Winnipeg, which are also tied for the final playoff spot.

"We need to get points right now,'' Stamkos said. "That was a big win tonight and I felt everybody contributed and it was a solid 60 minutes, and that's the way we need to play to be successful down the stretch.''

That solid full-game effort was on display in those final minutes with the line of Johnson, Palat and Tyrell – all listed at 6 feet tall or less – stepping up late in the game to protect the lead using their speed and quickness to retrieve, recover and steal pucks.