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Kucherov goes top shelf

Kucherov goes top shelf

Nikita Kucherov beats the goalie with a top shelf wrister

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Nikita Kucherov scored twice in the final 39 seconds of the third period to give the Tampa Bay Lightning their first win of the preseason, 3-1 against the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Kucherov made it 2-1 at 19:21 and scored into an empty net 23 seconds later.

Alexander Volkov scored on the power play for the Lightning to tie it 1-1 at 9:30 of the third. It was Tampa Bay's first goal of the preseason after getting shut out in their first two games. Curtis McElhinney made 31 saves. 

Calle Jarnkrok scored a first-period goal, and Juuse Saros made 29 saves for the Predators, who won their first two games.

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