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Kucherov scores twice to lead Lightning to 4-3 victory over Sharks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday night.

Erik Condra and Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who have won five of seven. Ben Bishop, who stopped 24 of 26 shots en route to his fifth win in six starts, left the ice with 11:10 remaining to play after taking a stick to the face. Andrei Vasilevskiy saved six of eight shots he faced.

The win came a day after Lightning coach Jon Cooper signed a multi-year contract extension.

Matt Tennyson, Joel Ward and Brett Burns each scored a power-play goal for the Sharks, who continue to struggle at home. They've lost five of six and fell to 4-8 on their home ice. Alex Stalock finished with 16 saves.

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