2013 Home Opener VS Washington Capitals - Anders Lindback by: Dolly Dolce

Lightning Strike In Home Opener


2013 Home Opener VS Washington Capitals -Ceremonial puck drop by: Dolly Dolce

2013 Home Opener VS Washington Capitals -Ceremonial puck drop by: Dolly Dolce

Finally the puck has dropped on the 2012-2013 season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning opened their 20th Anniversary in style. They had the legendary Phil Esposito lead the ceremonial puck drop, along with members of the original team, including my all time favorite NHLer Brian Bradley. Emotions were high in the arena, with the energy of a sell-out crowd and fans who have had pent up energy for months. Eric Brewer really shocked us with opening the goal scoring for the season. He went on to have two, and part of me was hoping he’d get a hattrick. Brewer!! A hattrick!! Martin St. Louis also scored two goals, and seemed to be on fire. Cory Conacher scored his first NHL career goal! Vincent Lecavalier netted one, he was back on the ice and in superb form. Looking like the leader that he is. Thisis why he has the ‘C’. Anders Lindback made his Lightning debut and all I can say about him is wow. He was amazing.

 

 

 

 

2013 Home Opener VS Washington Capitals - Cory Conacher scores his first goal by: Dolly Dolce

2013 Home Opener VS Washington Capitals – Cory Conacher scores his first goal by: Dolly Dolce

By listening to audio of the players throughout the week, most of them seemed a bit pessimistic about the first game and the opening of the season. They said the start would be sloppy. Well, if this was sloppy, then we have a very interesting season ahead of us. You can read Gabriel’s post game thoughts, and I apologize that it’s taken me two days to post this up. Here is a review of the first game vs the Washington Capitals:

                         

                               

 

 

 Final            1st             2nd         3rd          Power Play

Capitals                   3                  1               2            0             1-7                            

Lightning                6                  2               1            3             3-11        

 

 

SHOTS ON GOAL
                 1st 2nd 3rd T
17 6 7 30
8 13 13 34

First Period

00:28 TBL Ryan Malone : Interference  - 2  min
02:51 TBL Brian Lee : Hooking  - 2  min
06:24 TBL Eric Brewer (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: M. Carle (1) & M. St Louis (1) 
06:37 TBL Brian Lee : Boarding  - 2  min
08:25 WSH PPG - Joel Ward (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: T. Poti (1) & M. Ribeiro (1)
09:09 TBL Vincent Lecavalier (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: K. Aulie (1)
14:01 WSH Troy Brouwer : Boarding  - 2  min

 

Second Period

01:59 WSH Joel Ward (2) Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Chimera (1) & J. Carlson (1)
04:06 WSH Wojtek Wolski : Holding  - 2  min
05:11 TBL PPG - Martin St Louis (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: V. Lecavalier (1) & C. Conacher (1)
06:59 WSH Jason Chimera : Roughing  - 2  min
14:28 WSH Mike Ribeiro : Hi-sticking  - 2  min
17:26 TBL Sami Salo : Holding  - 2  min
17:26 WSH Alex Ovechkin : [RTSSPENALTYCODES_142]  - 2  min
18:15 WSH Wojtek Wolski (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: M. Ribeiro (2) & R. Hamrlik (1)

 

Third Period

03:18 WSH Mathieu Perreault : Tripping  - 2  min
04:22 WSH Nicklas Backstrom : Tripping  - 2  min
04:57 TBL PPG - Martin St Louis (2) Slap Shot – Assists: S. Stamkos (1) & T. Purcell (1)
07:04 TBL Tom Pyatt : Holding  - 2  min
13:24 TBL Cory Conacher (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: T. Purcell (2)
15:42 WSH Matt Hendricks : Roughing  - 2  min
16:42 TBL PPG - Eric Brewer (2) Slap Shot – Assists: T. Purcell (3) & S. Stamkos (2)

 

SAVES
Goalies EV PP SH Total Sv% TOI
 WSH 70   Holtby (L) 20 – 23 8 – 11 0 – 0 28 – 34 0.824 59:48
 TBL 39   Lindback (W) 19 – 21 6 – 7 2 – 2 27 – 30 0.900 60:00

You can view my pictures of the game here.

Dolly Dolce
@HulaDolly 

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