St. Louis, Brewer score twice in Lightning win

St. Louis, Brewer score twice in Lightning win
January 19, 2013, 10:07 pm
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with left wing Cory Conacher after scoring a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

St. Louis added an assist, while Vincent Lecavalier and Cory Conacher also scored goals for the Lightning.

Joel Ward scored twice and Wojtek Wolski also had a goal for the Capitals, who lost in Adam Oates' NHL coaching debut.

St. Louis' drive from above the left circle during a 5-on-3 power play gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 advantage at 4:47 of the third. Conacher, who had an assist in first NHL game, scored his first goal to extend the lead to 5-3 with 6:36 to go. Brewer scored his second goal late in the third.