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86 Nikita Kucherov RW

Tampa Bay Lightning

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December 3, 2019 11:36 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Strikes in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Nashville. He also had two PIM and three shots on goal.

Kucherov re-directed a backdoor feed from Steven Stamkos halfway through the overtime session for his 10th goal of the season. The 26-year-old has reached the scoresheet in six straight games and in 10 of his last 11. He's got a team-leading 30 points in 24 games.

December 1, 2019 12:24 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Seventeen points in last 10 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov tallied a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Carolina.

He has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) during a five-game point streak. Kucherov has 17 points, including 12 assists, in his last 10 games and 29 in 24 overall. His pace is quickening and that's great news for patient owners who endured a slow start.

November 29, 2019 09:00 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: More razzle dazzle in narrow loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov recorded three assists Friday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals. One of his helpers took place on the power play.

Make that back-to-back three-point games for Kucherov, who remains one of the best in the business. It could have been an enormous performance had he converted any of his six shots, but beggars can't be choosers when it comes to an elite performer like Kucherov.

November 28, 2019 12:28 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Big effort not enough
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov finished Wednesday's 4-3 loss to St. Louis with a goal and two assists, one coming with the man advantage.

Kucherov opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the season, but the visiting Blues scored four of the next six goals to come away with a road victory in Tampa Bay. Despite the loss, Kucherov's recent assault on the scoresheet continued with his fifth multi-point outing of the season and third goal in as many games. Over his last eight appearances, Kucherov has 13 points. On the season, he has 24 points in 21 games played.

November 26, 2019 03:20 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Finds twine Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored an even-strength goal in Monday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.

Kucherov opened the scoring when he found the back of the net just 13 seconds into the game, giving the Lightning forward his eighth goal of the campaign. Since missing one contest with an upper-body injury, Kucherov has appeared in a pair of games and collected three points along the way.

November 24, 2019 12:04 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Back with a bang
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-2 victory over Anaheim on Saturday night.

Kucherov missed a single game with an upper-body injury, but he looks just fine. He has finally moved into the more points than games zone (20 in 19), but he'll need to amp production up dramatically if he's to come close to his 128 points from last season. Or even the 100 he tallied in 2017-18.

November 23, 2019 12:12 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Anaheim.

Kucherov will return to his usual role following a one-game absence, skating on the Lightning's top line and first power-play unit against the Ducks. The 26-year-old has been the picture of consistency thus far this season, notching 18 points in 18 games, though he's way off last season's 128-point pace.

November 21, 2019 04:04 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Ruled out against Hawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov (upper body) will miss Thursday's matchup with Chicago, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Coach Jon Cooper told reporters he was uncertain whether Kucherov would be available versus Anaheim on Saturday, but it certainly doesn't sound like there are any long-term concerns. With the world-class winger on the shelf, the Lightning will move Steven Stamkos to the wing and bump Brayden Point up to the top line. In addition, Tyler Johnson is slated for a promotion to the No. 1 power-play unit.

November 19, 2019 11:12 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Exits after hard hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov left Tuesday's game versus the Blues after a hard hit in the second period, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Kucherov was drilled into the boards by Brayden Schenn and immediately went to the locker room. The star winger didn't return at the start of the third period. It would be a massive loss for the Lightning if Kucherov has to miss time. After the game, Smith relayed from coach Jon Cooper that Kucherov's exit was not related to the concussion protocol. This is an encouraging sign that the winger may have avoided a significant head injury, but there was no update on his condition.

November 15, 2019 01:24 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Four-point explosion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored a goal and added three assists Thursday in a 9-3 win over the Rangers. Three of the four points, including the goal, came on the power play.

Wow. His first three points came in a 3:41 span early in the first period -- he had them by the 6:20 mark. Kucherov has a three-game scoring streak on the go, but Thursday marks the first game in a month that he's put up a multi-point effort. This is the Kucherov we all know and love. Good thing you kept the faith.

November 9, 2019 06:24 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Plodding pace so far
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Sabres in Stockholm, Sweden. The game is part of the 2019 NHL Global Series.

Kucherov also tallied a goal Friday in the first game of the series. He's been trundling along at a very quiet pace and hasn't put up a multi-point game since Oct. 15. Since that game, Kucherov has six points (two goals, four assists) in nine games. At this point, he's well behind a 100-point pace, so you may be able to get him at a slight discount in trade. Kooch has 13 points in 15 games.

October 29, 2019 11:28 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Ends goal-scoring funk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored a goal on five shots and had three hits in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

Kucherov opened the scoring late in the first period, driving hard to the net and tapping home a cross-ice feed from Brayden Point. It was Kucherov's fourth goal of the season and his first in seven games. Despite the brief skid, Kucherov still has 11 points in 11 games. It's just a matter of time before he goes on a heater.

October 24, 2019 04:36 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Enjoying point-per-game pace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov has picked up three goals and nine points through the first nine games of the campaign.

Kucherov has yet to explode, but it's hard to complain about a point-per-game pace this early on in the season. Coach Jon Cooper has been shuffling his combinations recently, so Kucherov is currently skating on Tampa Bay's third line, but he's still on the top power-play unit and will have plenty of chances to continue his strong start to the season Saturday against Nashville.

October 16, 2019 04:20 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov recorded two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner has been feast-or-famine to begin the season, putting together three multi-point efforts and three goose eggs in six games. Kucherov is still off to a flying start with three goals and eight points as he looks to reach triple digits for the third straight campaign.

October 10, 2019 10:12 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Offense explodes against Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored two goals and added two assists in Thursday's 7-3 win over Toronto.

Drop the mic. Coach Jon Cooper stacked the top line by putting Brayden Point between Kooch and Steven Stamkos, and they exploded for 11 points. This trio combined for 318 points in 2018-19 and appear poised to drive toward similar totals in 2019-20.

October 7, 2019 01:00 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Under pressure from opponents
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov has been held without a point for two straight games.

He's too good to be held down long, but it's clear opponents are keying on him after his Hart and Art Ross season. Kucherov will be back on the board soon. Use him as usual, but expect him to get a lot of attention this season.

October 3, 2019 10:00 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Picks up where he left off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Panthers.

Mr. Hart picked up right where he left off last regular season. Kucherov was second only to Alex Killorn in ice time (18:02) among Lightning forwards. He saw 2:34 in power-play time and also managed two takeaways in the game. Everyone knows Kucherov's fantasy value, but his two-way play, including his ability to strip the puck and push transition, is outstanding.

June 20, 2019 10:56 AM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Takes home Hart Trophy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov won the Hart Trophy at Wednesday's NHL Awards.

It was the first Hart Trophy win for Kucherov and the second in franchise history (Martin St. Louis in 2003-04). The 25-year-old Kucherov reached the 100-point mark for the second time in his career, setting personal bests in goals (41), assists (87) and shooting percentage (16.7). There is no reason to doubt Kucherov can reach that milestone again in 2019-20 and he should be considered among the top five picks in all fantasy formats.

April 28, 2019 04:40 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Finalist for Hart Trophy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov was announced as a finalist for the 2018-19 Hart Memorial Trophy on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

No surprise here as the 25-year-old racked up a ridiculous 128 points, 12 more than any other player. That's also the highest point total for any NHL skater since the turn of the century. Kucherov was wildly regarded as the Hart frontrunner for most of the season and he's expected to take home the hardware for the first time this offseason.

April 25, 2019 03:56 PM
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Earns Ted Lindsay nomination
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kucherov has been named a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award by the NHL Players Association, reports

The award is given to the NHL's most outstanding player as voted on by his peers. Kucherov, whose disappointing playoff performance has him headed to the IIHF World Championships and not playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, put up the highest point total (128) since Mario Lemieux's 161 back in 1995-96. He's up against Connor McDavid and Patrick Kane.

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Player Info

Maykop, Russia
Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Experience:


2014-15: Plus/Minus Leader
2018-19: Art Ross-Scoring Champion;Hart-Most Valuable Player;Lester Pearson-Player Assn. Top Player