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Cory Conacher Makes NHL Debut (RECAP)


Former Wings forward scores first NHL goal for Lightning
Posted: September 21, 2011 10:24AM; Updated: September 28, 2011 10:12AM
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Lightning - 3  Blues - 4   Wed 09/21/2011 7:00 PM
Excerpt from NHL.com Article
http://lightning.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2011010025

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.

"I was happy to see him get rewarded," Boucher said. "He's been fighting every day in camp and I think he's making it evident that he wants to be here."
 
Conachar was also featured in a St. Petersberg Times article:
By Damian Cristodero, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Friday, September 23, 2011 
    
 
 
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Lightning vs. Blues - Wed 09/21/2011 7:00 PM
Excerpt from NHL.com Article
http://lightning.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2011010025

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.
 
For Wednesdays's second Preseason game in St. Louis, the line combinations are expected to be:

Line combinations
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

Defense
Mattias Ohlund-Eric Brewer
Marc-Andre Bergeron-Matt Gilroy
Mike Vernace-Bruno Gervais

Goaltenders (split time)
Dwayne Roloson
Jaroslav Janus