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Connolly's 2 goals lead Lightning to 5-1 preseason win over Nashville

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brett Connolly had two goals and Steven Stamkos also scored to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night.

The Lightning jumped out to a fast start, with Connolly and Ondrej Palat scoring in the first 6:51 of the game.

Stamkos' first goal of the preseason lifted Tampa Bay to a 3-0 lead early in the second.

Matt Cullen scored the Predators' only goal in the third period against backup goaltender Cedric Desjardins.

The game drew 10,332 fans to the TBT Forum.

 

 

Associated Press

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