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Killorn snaps 3rd-period tie, Lightning beat Red Wings 3-2

When one go-ahead goal was disallowed, the Tampa Bay Lightning kept charging and got another.

Nikita Kucherov scored twice and Alex Killorn snapped a third-period tie with his 11th career playoff goal Wednesday night, giving the defending Eastern Conference champions a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their first-round series.

Ben Bishop had 34 saves for the Lightning, who got the winner from Killorn less than two minutes after a potential go-ahead goal was waived off when Detroit coach Jeff Blashill successfully challenged that Tampa Bay was offsides before Victor Hedman scored.

"''We were ready for it," Lightning forward Tyler Johnson...