Connolly and Ondrej Palat gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead before the game was seven minutes old. Stamkos gave the Lightning a three-goal lead before Connolly scored again at 18:41 of the second period by weaving his way through a pair of defenders and beating Carter Hutton, who allowed four goals on 17 shots in two periods.
Connolly, the sixth player taken in '10, is battling for one of the open roster spots after spending last season in the minors.
"I saw two goal-scorer's goals," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said, "and we saw a lot of that in the second half of last year [in the American Hockey League]. He's [been] doing it in camp, and been doing well."
|Brett Connolly (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Victor Hedman (1)|
1 - 0 TBL
|Ondrej Palat (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 TBL
|Steven Stamkos (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Malone (1), Luke Witkowski (1)|
3 - 0 TBL
|Brett Connolly (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Victor Hedman (2), Andrej Sustr (1)|
4 - 0 TBL
|SHG - Matt Cullen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 1 TBL
|PPG - Richard Panik (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (1), Matt Taormina (1)|
5 - 1 TBL
|Luke Witkowski Hi-sticking - 2 min against Austin Watson|
|Shea Weber Tripping - 2 min against Ryan Malone|
|Shea Weber Hooking - 2 min against Tanner Richard|
|Tanner Richard Hi-sticking - 2 min against Shea Weber|
|Mike Fisher Tripping - 2 min against Ryan Malone|
|Elbowing - 2 min against Colin Wilson|
|Nikita Kucherov Holding - 2 min against Filip Forsberg|
|Geoff Walker Too many men on the ice - 2 min|