Cory Conacher Makes NHL Debut (RECAP)
Former Wings forward scores first NHL goal for Lightning
Conacher brought the Bolts back even at 8:13 of the final frame by finishing off an odd-man rush with Brett Connolly, but Stewart put the Blues back up by one just 1:50 later.
Still, Conacher's goal highlighted much of what has impressed the Tampa Bay coaching staff in the previous days at the team's training camp.
In Print: Friday, September 23, 2011
Who To Watch For: Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher has stood out in camp the past few days and although scrappy, is an excellent skater and has looked impressive to head coach Guy Boucher. Conacher will be rewarded for his hard work in tonight's game, as he is expected to play on the same line alongside Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.
Tom Pyatt-Vladislav Namestnikov-Blair Jones
Brett Connolly-Vinny Lecavalier-Teddy Purcell
Richard Panik-Tyler Johnson-Michel Ouellet
Cory Conacher-Steven Stamkos-Marty St. Louis
Mattias Ohlund-Eric Brewer
Marc-Andre Bergeron-Matt Gilroy
Mike Vernace-Bruno Gervais
Goaltenders (split time)