Cory Conacher recorded a goal and an assist in his NHL debut. His first NHL point came on an assist on Martin St. Louis' second-period power play goal.
With two goals and an assist, St. Louis now has 71 points (25g, 46a) in 69 career games against Washington. It was also his 228th multi-point game in his career.
With a goal and an assist, Vincent Lecavalier now has 203 multi-point games in his NHL career.
Defenseman Eric Brewer scored the first goal of the season for the Lightning with a tally at the 6:24 point on the first period. He added a second goal in the third period. Brewer scored only one goal during the 2011-12 campaign.
Teddy Purcell tallied three assists in the game. It was hist first three-assist game since February 26, 2012.
Goaltender Anders Lindback won his first game as the Lightning netminder. He stopped 27 shots in the winning effort.
Lindback, forwards Beniot Pouliot, B.J. Crombeen, Cory Conacher and defensemen Sami Salo all made their Lightning debut tonight.
Defenseman Matt Carle made his return to Tampa Bay after playing he played 12 games for the Bolts during the 2008-09 season. He was credited with an assist on Brewers first goal of the game.
Steven Stamkos assisted on two goals on the effort.
During the 2011-12 season, the Lightning were 27-12-4 when scoring first and went 16-5-2 when leading after the first period.