NHL Game Night: 1-22-13 Lightning at Hurricanes

The Lightning deploy the secret weapon.

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CAR-1

Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 36 shots for the win in his first start of the season. He gave the Canes nothing cheap and held his ground when the Lightning were under seige in the Second Period.

First Period
05:18 TB Pyatt (1), (Lecavalier, Carle)
11:36 TB Conacher (2), (Lecavalier, Purcell)

Second Period
03:35 CAR Skinner (1), (J. Staal, Semin)(PP)

Third Period
01:37 TB Aulie (1), (Mikkelson)
09:57 TB Malone (1), (St. Louis, Salo)(PP)

Vincent Lecavalier, Garon, and Cory Conacher were the game's three stars.

The Lightning deployed their secret weapon, Keith Aulie who reduced a former Cup winning goaltender to ash with a short side bullet for his first goal of the season. Keith Aulie has 2 points in 3 games now. I would've bet on just about every other player on the Lightning having 2 points or more right now before #3 would. Good for the big guy.

Aulie had 1 goal and was +1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 12:20.

Conacher also had 1 goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes and 2 shots in 14:12. That's looking like the standard Conacher stat line early this year.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.