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Kucherov has 2 assists in return, Lightning beat Flames 4-1

It was his first time back after surgery and a 10-week recovery.

TAMPA, Fla — Editor's Note: The video above shows the Lightning's Stanley Cup rings from last season.

Nikita Kucherov had a pair of nifty assists in his return from a lengthy injury during Tampa Bay’s three-goal third period in the Lightning’s 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Corey Perry, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn scored to help Tampa Bay (23-8-5, 51 points) become the first NHL team to reach 50 points for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves, losing his shutout bid when Dillon Dube scored with 4:06 left.