Well, Matt Carle enjoyed a sweet Saturday afternoon

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, adn.com on January 11, 2014 

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle of Anchorage probably really, really enjoyed himself this afternoon.

All he managed in a 6-3 win at Philadelphia, one of his former teams, was to go an astounding +6 and rack a couple of assists. That +6 is his career best in 648 combined NHL regular-season and playoff games. He also ate up 22:22 of ice time, the most of any skater in today's game.

Twice before, Carle had put up a +5, once in the 2011-12 regular season, when he was a Flyer, and again in the 2010 playoffs, when he racked four assists in Philly's 5-4 OT win against Boston.

Oh, and with his two helpers today, Carle owns a career-best, six-game point streak -- he has furnished eight assists in that span and gone +10.

In 45 games this season, Carle owns 1-21--22 totals and a +16 rating.

By the way, Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson of Anchorage had a helper today too.

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