John LeClair is enjoying himself immensely these days and his Philadelphia teammates are happy to go along for the ride.
LeClair scored two goals, including the game-winner with 4 minutes 35 seconds left in the third period, as the Flyers beat St. Louis, 3-2, to take over first place in the Eastern Conference today.
"We're really on a roll and it's been fun," LeClair said after the Flyers stretched their overall unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) and their undefeated home streak to eight (7-0-1).
LeClair, who leads the Flyers with 14 goals, took a pass from Eric Lindros behind the net, skated around Chris Pronger, and stuffed the puck past the glove of St. Louis backup goaltender Jamie McLennan.
"LeClair made a real nice play on that goal and that was the difference," said St. Louis Coach Joel Quenneville. "The Flyers beat you with size and strength; that's their bread and butter."
Mark Recchi had a goal and an assist and Simon Gagne added two assists for the Flyers.
Pavol Demitra, who also had an assist for St. Louis, had scored a goal with 7:59 left to tie the game at 2.
Scott Young scored the other goal for the Blues, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
It was only the second loss in the last 12 games for St. Louis (8-2-2), which remained tied with Detroit for the Central Division lead but missed a chance to move into first place in the Western Conference.
"We had our chances but the Flyers played real well in the neutral zone and caused a lot of turnovers," said Pierre Turgeon, who played in his 900th game.
Saturday's Late Game
LOS ANGELES--Chris Gratton scored a power-play goal and also set up the tying goal by Stan Drulia with 24 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Kings.