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Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Dealt with knee problem
Kucherov was hampered by a meniscus injury in the postseason but was able to play through it, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports Tuesday.
After getting hurt in Game 3, Kucherov managed one goal on 10 shots while averaging 21:55 of ice time in the final three games of the Stanley Cup Final. During the regular season, the Russian winger was limited to just 47 appearances, which saw him post his lowest goal total since his rookie campaign back in 2013-14. If he can stay healthy, Kucherov should be capable of pushing for the 40-goal mark next year.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scores in Game 5 win
Kucherov scored a power-play goal on six shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 5.
The Lightning's power play has struck only twice in the last five games, but Kucherov was able to cash one in during the second period Friday. It was his first goal in seven contests, though the star winger has added five helpers in that span. The 29-year-old has eight tallies, 27 points (11 on the power play), 75 shots on net and a plus-6 rating in 22 playoff outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Set to play Wednesday
Kucherov (undisclosed) is expected to suit up against the Avalanche for Game 4 on Wednesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Kucherov appeared to suffer a lower-body injury in the third period of Game 3 but seems to be no worse for the wear. The Russian winger is currently mired in a five-game goal drought during which he has recorded just 12 shots. Still, despite the goal slump, Kucherov has continued to produce with five helpers over that same stretch. With Kucherov available, he should maintain his place on the first line and No. 1 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Injured during two-point night
There was no update on Kucherov's (undisclosed) status after Monday's Game 3 win, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. He posted two assists with a plus-3 rating in 17:46 of ice time.
Kucherov took a cross-check from Devon Toews in the third period and did not return to the game. He put six shots on goal and logged two assists prior to the injury. The team will have more information on his availability for Wednesday's Game 4 in the coming days. Kucherov is up to 26 points through 20 games this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Collects helper in loss
Kucherov notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.
Kucherov set up an Ondrej Palat tally on a give-and-go in the second period. The assist was Kucherov's third in as many games, and he's earned three goals and six helpers during a six-game point streak. The 28-year-old winger continues to dazzle in the playoffs with 24 points, 61 shots on net and a plus-4 rating in 18 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Sets up game-winner
Kucherov notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Kucherov fed Steven Stamkos for Stamkos' second goal of the game at 13:28 of the third period, just 21 seconds after the Rangers had gotten on the board. With three goals and five assists during a five-game point streak, Kucherov looked as strong as ever in the Eastern Conference Final. He's up to 23 points, 60 shots, 16 hits and a plus-4 rating in 17 playoff contests, and he'll look to keep his offense flowing versus the Avalanche with the Lightning just four wins away from their third consecutive Stanley Cup.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Point streak up to four games
Kucherov supplied an assist and fired three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rangers in Game 5.
Kucherov set up Brandon Hagel for an empty-net goal in the final minute of the third period. During a four-game point streak, Kucherov's racked up three goals and four assists. The superstar winger is up to 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists), 58 shots, 15 hits, 14 PIM and a plus-2 rating in 16 playoff contests as he continues to be one of the Lightning's top scoring threats.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scores again in Game 4 win
Kucherov scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Rangers.
Kucherov converted on a breakaway to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead in the second period. The 28-year-old winger has been on a hot streak with three goals and three assists in his last three games. Kucherov is now up to 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 15 postseason contests.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Logs three points in Game 3 win
Kucherov recorded a goal and two assists in Sunday's 3-2 Game 3 victory over the Rangers.
He got the Lightning on the board with a power-play goal in the second period before assisting on tallies from Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat in the third. Kucherov has two goals and four assists in the Eastern Conference Final and 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) in 14 postseason contests.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Picks up two points in Game 2 loss
Kucherov logged a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Kucherov opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period before adding a helper on Nick Paul's goal late in the third. The 28-year-old winger now has five goals and 12 assists through 13 playoff games.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Racks up four points in Game 3
Kucherov logged a goal and three assists in Sunday's 5-1 Game 3 win over the Panthers.
Kucherov assisted on Corey Perry's opening goal and a pair of Steven Stamkos tallies while adding an empty-netter in the Game 3 victory. The 28-year-old winger has seven points in the series (two goals, five assists) and 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the playoffs. Kucherov and the Lightning will look to stay hot as they go for the series sweep Monday in Game 4.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Logs two points in Game 1 victory
Kucherov recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Both of Kucherov's points came on the power play, as he weaved through Florida's defense to assist on Corey Perry's game-tying marker in the second period before burying a goal of his own in the third. The 28-year-old winger now has three goals and seven assists in the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scores power-play goal in win
Kucherov scored a goal on six shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Kucherov scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to tie the game at three before the Lightning prevailed in overtime to force Game 7. The 28-year-old winger now has two goals and six assists in the series and 135 points (46 goals and 89 assists) in 118 career playoff games.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs|
|Birthplace: Maykop, Russia|