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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 44 69 1 19:59 22
Post Season 8 11 -4 20:50 6

Top Nikita Kucherov News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two-point night not enough

    Kucherov dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Kucherov helped the Lightning strike quickly, setting up goals by Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman 52 seconds apart in the first period. It was all Toronto after that, though. Between three multi-point games and two goose eggs in this series, Kucherov has compiled seven points heading into Thursday's must-win Game 6.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Dishes pair of assists

    Kucherov notched two assists and two PIM in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4.

    Kucherov set up Steven Stamkos' opening tally a minute into the game and a power-play goal by Corey Perry in the second period. Kucherov has five points in the Lightning's two wins, but he's been kept off the scoresheet in their two losses. The winger has added nine shots on net, five hits and a minus-4 rating in four playoff contests.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Three points in Game 2 win

    Kucherov had a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 Game 2 win over Toronto.

    The goal and one assist came on the power play. Kucherov and Victor Hedman combined for seven points to help even the series after the Lightning were shut out in Game 1. Between the previous two postseasons and the first two games of this one, Kucherov has produced 69 points in 50 games.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Second in NHL in points per game

    Kucherov tallied two assists in Friday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

    His goal streak ended at eight games, but his scoring streak continued to nine games and 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists). Kucherov remains one of the purest point producers in the NHL -- he may have only 69 points (47 games), but his 1.47 points-per-game-played is second only to Connor McDavid (1.54) across the NHL. Kuch has also been an elite playoff performer the past two seasons with 66 points in just 48 games (1.38 P/GP).

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Goal streak ties franchise record

    Kucherov scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

    It was his eighth straight game where he recorded a goal, which tied Brian Bradley (1992-93) for the franchise record. Bradley had eight goals; Kucherov has 10 (21 points) on his streak. But Kuch would have probably traded the goal and streak for a win, which would have secured third in the Atlantic division. Boston remains one point behind Tampa Bay with one game left for each team. A Tampa win Friday will secure third and a date with Toronto in Round 1.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Five-point night in huge win

    Kucherov had two goals and three power-play assists in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Panthers.

    Tampa Bay has been playing its best hockey down the stretch in preparation for the postseason, and Kucherov has been leading the way. He extended his goal streak to six games, and the star winger has produced eight goals and eight assists during this torrid stretch. Kucherov has been especially effective on the man advantage recently, notching eight power-play points in his last four games.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Five-game goal streak

    Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over Nashville on Saturday.

    Kucherov scored on the power-play at 19:40 of the first period to push the Bolts up 3-1. It would stand as the winner. Kuch's goal streak stands at five games and six goals (11 points).

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Goal and assist in win

    Kucherov scored a goal and logged an assist in Thursday's 8-1 win over Toronto.

    Kucherov scored both points on the power play, setting up a Steven Stamkos one-timer before adding a goal of his own on a rebound chance. Kucherov extended his scoring streak to four games with eight points (five goals and three assists) over that span.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Four-point explosion in win

    Kucherov had two goals and two assists in a 7-4 win over the Jets on Saturday.

    He finished off a give-and-go with Victor Hedman to tie it 4-4 in the second. Kucherov then pushed it to 6-4 with a one-timer on another Hedman pass at 6:50 of the third. The productive winger has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in the past 11 games.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Five goals in last seven games

    Kucherov scored a goal Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Count on Kuch to come up clutch -- he turned on the talent with his goalie pulled and scored with 13 seconds left to force overtime. Kucherov has five goals in his last seven games.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Four-game, nine-point streak

    Kucherov scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday.

    The goal and one of the helpers came on the power play. Kucherov made it 3-1 at 11:34 of the first period with a sweet one-timer from the right circle off a feed from Victor Hedman. He has a four-game, nine-point streak on the go. Kucherov has started to warm up again after struggling for most of March, and that's perfect timing for head-to-head managers.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Sets up three with extra man

    Kucherov dished out three power-play assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

    Kucherov helped Alex Killorn get the Lightning on the scoresheet in the second period, then he added an assist on Brayden Point's game-tying goal in the third. His third assist came on Steven Stamkos' overtime winner. Kucherov has scored only one goal in his last 14 games, but the unselfish winger has piled up 11 assists to stay productive during this stretch, even if his output is below his usual lofty standards.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scoring struggles for most of March

    Kucherov has just one goal in his last 13 games.

    This slump dates back to March 2. Kucherov does have eight assists in that span, but it pales in comparison to the 22 points in 14 games he put up since his injury return Jan. 6. The Bolts have scuffled in their last 10 (4-6-0) and Kucherov's challenges mirror that of the team. He's too good to have this continue for much longer, but this slump comes at a bad time for managers fighting for a playoff berth.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: One of each in win

    Kucherov scored a goal on three shots, dished a power-play assist and added two PIM in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Kraken.

    Kucherov was involved in the Lightning's first two goals, burying a pass from Steven Stamkos in the first period and earning the secondary helper on the first of Victor Hedman's goals in the second. In Wednesday's contest, Kucherov ended a seven-game goal drought and three-game point slump. The 28-year-old is up to 32 points (14 on the power play), 95 shots on net and a minus-6 rating through 25 appearances this season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Slides helper Sunday

    Kucherov logged an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Kucherov helped out on the first of Victor Hedman's two goals in the contest. Sunday was the first time since Feb. 10 that Kucherov had only a single point in a game -- he posted five multi-point efforts and two goose eggs in that stretch. The 28-year-old has 10 goals, 19 assists, 75 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through just 20 appearances this season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Keeps rolling Tuesday

    Kucherov scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

    After Ottawa grabbed an early 2-0 lead, Kucherov got Tampa Bay on the board midway through the first period before helping set up Steven Stamkos for the eventual game-winner in the second. Kucherov has now delivered four straight multi-point performances and nine in his last 12 games, piling up a stunning nine goals and 20 points over that stretch.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Maykop, Russia
Age: 28
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left