Posted January 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
While much has been made about the Tampa Bay Lightning's star-studded trio of Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis, rookie Cory Conacher is starting to emerge as another dangerous option. The 23-year-old center looks to continue his impressive play Friday night as the Lightning open a season-high five-game homestand against the undefeated Ottawa Senators. After opening 1-3-2 last season, Tampa Bay (2-1-0) is off to a solid start thanks to a combined 14 points from Lecavalier, Stamkos and St. Louis. That production shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Conacher's team best-tying five points have given the Lightning an even bigger lift. Conacher scored his second goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-1 win at Carolina. "He's young and a he's a smart kid, and honestly, what I like is that he's committed defensively," coach Guy Boucher told the team's official website. "He's got the offense, but I like his backcheck a...
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