Lightning at Hurricanes Game Notes
/ Tampa Bay Lightning
- Lightning rookie Cory Conacher now has five points through his first three career NHL games.
- So far this season, eight of the Lightning's thirteen goals have come in the third period.
- Tom Pyatt's first period goal was his first goal of the season.
- Defenseman Keith Aulie's goal tonight brought his points total to two in the first three games of the season.
- Tonight's win was Tampa Bay’s second in three games to open the season
- Goaltender Mathieu Garon made 35 saves on 36 shots in what was his first start of the season.
- Ryan Malone's third period goal on the PP served as his first goal of the season.
- Vincent Lecavalier's assists on both the Pyatt and Conacher goals brought the Lightning Captain's season points total to four (1G, 3A).
- Martin St. Louis failed to put up points for the first time in the team's three-game season.
Three Stars of the Game
- 1st Star: Vincent Lecavalier
- 2nd Star: Mathieu Garon
- 3rd Star: Cory Conacher