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Martin St. Louis
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Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
St. Louis added an assist, while Vincent Lecavalier and Cory Conacher also scored goals for the Lightning.
Joel Ward scored twice and Wojtek Wolski also had a goal for the Capitals, who lost in Adam Oates' NHL coaching debut.
St. Louis' drive from above the left circle during a 5-on-3 power play gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 advantage at 4:47 of the third. Conacher, who had an assist in first NHL game, scored his first goal to extend the lead to 5-3 with 6:36 to go. Brewer scored his second goal late in the third.
The announced crowd for the first Tampa Bay home game since the end of the four month NHL lockout was a sellout of 19,204.
The Lightning went ahead 3-2 on St. Louis' power-play goal from the low slot off a pass from Lecavalier at 5:11 of the second. St. Louis has 25 goals and 71 points in 69 career ga...
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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...
The other day, I noted that there were just too many new faces on this Caps’ team and not enough time for them to learn a new system. Tonight, it seemed truer than I ever thought it was as they were doubled up by the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-3. Let’s get to the notes and breakdown.
Tampa Bay Goal: Eric Brewer (1) from Carle, St. Louis
This was really unfortunate for the Caps...
The NHL lockout didn’t seem to slow down the Lightning Saturday night. Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer scored two goals each to help the Bolts get past the Washington Capitals 6-3 on opening night. Three of the Lightning’s six goals came via the power play, two of those three were Martin St. Louis’ goals. The power play units were an area Tampa Bay focused to improve on...
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How else to explain a 13-season career, all with the Lightning, that will reach its 1,000th game when Tampa Bay plays at the New York...
The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned forwards Mike Angelidis, J.T. Wyman and Kyle Wilson to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Friday to get down to the roster limit of 23 before the season opener. The Lightning open at home against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. -- A prolonged winter ended with a pleasing thaw.
Approach this uncommon Opening Night at Tampa Bay Times Forum however you wish: A time to heal, a chance to cling to a cold shoulder, an opportunity to move beyond an inexplicable 113-day lockout but remain wary about the NHL's direction.
Whichever path is chosen, the pavement is similar. It's imperfect. It...
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers for future considerations, the Lightning announced Monday. Jacques, 27, scored five goals, and two assists and 37 penalty minutes in 24 games this season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. The left winger tied for first on the Rampage with three power play goals. ...
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Jacques, 27, has played in 24 games this season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and seven points to go along with 37...
After a lackluster performance in 2011-12, the Tampa Bay Lightning are seeking to get this season off to a better start.
The Lightning will try to keep their early momentum going Monday by avoiding another road loss to the New York Islanders, who are hoping to have coach Jack Capuano back on the bench.
Tampa Bay finished with 103 points in 2010-11, the second-most in franchise...
Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier played his 1,000th game today against the New York Islanders. Unfortunately, Tampa Bay could not find a defensive answer and a late offensive surge was not enough as they fall to the Isles 4-3. The Islanders were out in front 4-0 in the third period before the Lightning can even put a legitimate offensive threat together. Martin St. Louis got the...