Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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TAMPA -- Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals, and rookie Cory Conacher had a goal and assist in his first NHL game on Saturday, as the Tampa Bay Lightning opened the season with a 6-3 win over their Southeast Division rival Washington Capitals. The Capitals collapsed in allowing three third-period goals in the 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 the American Hockey League Player of the year added his first career goal. He had notched an assist earlier. Washington produced the initial seven shots of the game behind two early power plays, but the Lightning took a 1-0 lead when defenseman Eric Brewer put Tampa Bay's first shot of the season over goaltender Braden Holtby's glove from the left side at 6:24 of the first period. Brewer, who had not scored in 50 games, was assisted by Matthew Carle and Martin St. Louis. ...
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