Kucherov injured in Lightning's 3-2 win

Posted at 3:00 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 03:00:15-04

Nikita Kucherov scored the first goal but then sustained a lower-body injury of the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-2 preseason win against the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Kucherov scored 33 seconds after the opening faceoff, then was injured on a hit on his second shift. He played only 1:01.

Coach Jon Cooper said Kucherov doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of missing the season opener against the Flyers next Thursday.

Valtteri Filppula and J.T. Brown also scored for the Lightning (2-3-1).

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 23 saves in his first full game of the preseason.

Brown scored the game-winner with 4:32 remaining.

Each team was 0-for-4 on the power play.