Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
TAMPA -- Eric Brewer hadn't scored two goals in a game since 2004 or even reached the net once in 50 games. But the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman's two scores not only bookended a 6-3 season-opening win over the Southeast Division rival Washington Capitals on Saturday, it had him thinking about leveraging his fortune while it lasted. First, he said he would remind teammate Steven Stamkos, who has twice led the NHL in goals, that he was already crushing him statistically, and then, he added, "I'm going to buy a Powerball ticket." Martin St. Louis also scored twice and Tampa Bay rookie Cory Conacher had a goal and assist in his NHL debut. The Capitals collapsed in allowing three third-period goals in their first game under head coach Adam Oates. St. Louis' score with 15 minutes, three seconds left in the game on a 5-on-3 opportunity gave the Lightning a one-goal lead before Conacher, the American Hockey League Player of the Year, added his first career goal. He had notched an a...
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