Conacher has goal and assist in NHL debut

conachertbCanisius grad Cory Conacher had a goal and an assist in his first NHL game Saturday and was named third star while his Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3.

Wearing jersey No. 89, Conacher played left wing on a line with Vincent Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell. He was plus-1 with two shots on goal in 13 minutes 50 seconds of ice time, including 4:42 on the power play. He was not credited with any hits or blocked shots and did not take a penalty.

Conacher’s goal gave Tampa some late insurance, putting the Lightning up 5-3 with 6:36 left in the game. Continue reading