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Lightning vs. Capitals Game Notes

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Cory Conacher recorded a goal and an assist in his NHL debut. His first NHL point came on an assist on Martin St. Louis' second-period power play goal.
  • With two goals and an assist, St. Louis now has 71 points (25g, 46a) in 69 career games against Washington. It was also his 228th multi-point game in his career.
  • With a goal and an assist, Vincent Lecavalier now has 203 multi-point games in his NHL career.
  • Defenseman Eric Brewer scored the first goal of the season for the Lightning with a tally at the 6:24 point on the first period. He added a second goal in the third period. Brewer scored only one goal during the 2011-12 campaign.
  • Teddy Purcell tallied three assists in the game. It was hist first three-assist game since February 26, 2012.
  • Goaltender Anders Lindback won his first game as the Lightning netminder. He stopped 27 shots in the winning effort.
  • Lindback, forwards Beniot Pouliot, B.J. Crombeen, Cory Conacher and defensemen Sami Salo all made their Lightning debut tonight.
  • Defenseman Matt Carle made his return to Tampa Bay after playing he played 12 games for the Bolts during the 2008-09 season. He was credited with an assist on Brewers first goal of the game.
  • Steven Stamkos assisted on two goals on the effort.
  • During the 2011-12 season, the Lightning were 27-12-4 when scoring first and went 16-5-2 when leading after the first period.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Martin St. Louis
  2. Vincent Lecavalier
  3. Cory Conacher

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