Video: Nikita Kucherov scores first goal of 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning are showing a nice burst early on against the Detroit Red Wings, even if each team is showing signs of serious skill.

It’s one thing to look good but come up empty-handed. It’s another to produce some offense.

Less than seven minutes into Game 1, Nikita Kucherov scored the first goal of the playoffs by finishing a nice Tyler Johnson feed with a howling shot. It’s a high-skill way of kicking off the best time of the year for hockey fans.

The Lightning can’t get too comfortable, naturally … the Red Wings are about to start the playoffs’ first power play.

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