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Filip Forsberg scores in first period, Predators beat Lightning 1-0

  • Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis (50) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis (50) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) tries to control the puck behind the net along with Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Jerome Samson (52) in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) tries to control the puck behind the net along with Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Jerome Samson (52) in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

Filip Forsberg scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne and Marek Mazanec made it stand up in the Nashville Predators' 1-0 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Forsberg took a pass from Mike Ribeiro, made a move down the right side and tucked the puck inside the left post and past Kristers Gudlevskis at 3:17. Forsberg has two goals in two preseason games.

Seeing his first action of the preseason, Rinne made 12 saves in the first 32:15 of the game. He missed 51 games last season because of a bacterial infection in his left hip.

Mazanec stopped the final 10 shots for Nashville (1-1-0).

Kristers Gudlevskis made 31 saves for Tampa Bay (1-1-0).