(Video) First NHL Goal: Namestnikov notches two points in Lightning's victory
Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov starred for the OHLís London Knights for two seasons before playing the past two seasons for the AHLís Syracuse Crunch (courtesy of Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)
Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Vladislav Namestnikov was among the scoring leaders during the 2014 NHL preseason, picking up seven assists in five games. It took him a couple of regular season games to find his groove, but Namestnikov broke through with two points against the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 Lightning win that included Namestnikovís first NHL goal.
The Zhukovskiy, Russia nativeís performance was overshadowed by a hat trick from Lightning star Steven Stamkos, with Namestnikovís goal being the seventh in a game that had long been decided.Ö read more