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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-11-5 117
43-20-9 95
42-26-6 90
36-30-7 79
35-31-6 76
35-33-5 75
31-32-9 71
29-38-6 64

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 74 102 0 20:15 32

Top Nikita Kucherov News

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two helpers not enough

    Kucherov had two assists Thursday in a 7-2 loss to Ottawa.

    Kooch continues to pad his scoring totals -- he now has 102 points, including the NHL's second-best tally for helpers (74). With coach Jon Cooper calling out the team for its play after the game, Kucherov needs to be a big part of the leadership to shift that narrative.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Grabs 100th point Sunday

    Kucherov tallied a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Devils.

    Kucherov opened the scoring Sunday, one-timing a Steven Stamkos feed past Vitek Vanecek just after Tampa's power play had expired. The goal marks the 100th point of the season for Kucherov, the third time in his nine-year NHL career that he's reached triple digits. The 29-year-old winger is up to 28 goals and 72 assists through 71 games. He trails only Edmonton's Connor McDavid (76) in helpers this season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Never too many apples

    Kucherov picked up two assists in a 5-3 win over Montreal on Saturday.

    He's now riding a modest, three-game scoring streak (one goal, three assists). Kucherov's 72 assists are good for second in the NHL, behind only Connor McDavid (76). And his next point will be this 100th. Only two players -- Connor McDavid (134) and Leon Draisaitl (104) -- have already hit the century mark in points for this season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Second straight three-point game

    Kucherov scored a goal and added two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to Vegas on Thursday.

    It's his second consecutive three-point game (two goals, four assists). Kucherov now has 94 points and is inching closer to Leon Draisaitl (97) and second place on the NHL scoring list.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Erupts for three power-play points

    Kucherov scored two goals and an assist on four shots, fueling the Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.

    The second star of the game, Kucherov scored two power-play goals in the contest. He would also add an assist on Alex Killorn's power-play goal in the first period. The Russian forward snapped a four-game goal drought with this performance and has 13 points in his last 10 games. On the season, Kucherov has 25 goals and 91 points in 64 games.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: No points after benching

    Kucherov had four shots, one hit and one minor penalty in a 6-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.

    Coach Jon Cooper had benched Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point for the third period of Saturday's loss to Buffalo because they weren't performing well enough to give the team the best chance to win. They were back in action Sunday, but Tampa Bay's offense couldn't get rolling because of a parade to the penalty box. The Bolts are on a five-game losing streak heading into a four-game week, and Kucherov will be a key performer to help break the skid.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Home point streak at 21 games

    Kucherov put up an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    Kucherov extended his Lightning record home point streak to 21 games with the power-play assist. And he's on a seven-game, nine-point streak that includes seven assists. Kucherov is one of the NHL's best right wingers, hands down. There's not much this guy can't do.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Gets two points Sunday

    Kucherov collected a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

    Kucherov scored at 18:05 of the first period to give the Lightning a 2-1 edge. He has 23 goals and 85 points in 59 contests in 2022-23. Kucherov is on a five-game scoring streak with two goals and seven points over that stretch.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Records two points vs. Detroit

    Kucherov contributed a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 3-0 victory over Detroit on Saturday.

    Kucherov found the back of the net at 19:53 of the second period to put the Lightning up 2-0. He has 22 goals and 83 points in 58 contests in 2022-23. The 29-year-old has recorded a goal and five points over his current four-game scoring streak.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scores in Tuesday's victory

    Kucherov scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Avalanche.

    Kucherov got the Lightning on the board in the second period, converting on a pass from Brayden Point. The goal extended Kucherov's point streak to 11 games, a span in which he's racked up four tallies and 12 helpers. The 29-year-old winger continues to impress this season with 21 goals, 78 points, 178 shots and a plus-4 rating through 53 appearances.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Grabs two helpers in loss

    Kucherov logged a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose.

    Kucherov assisted on Brayden Point's power-play tally in the first period before setting up Point again later in the frame. The two-assist performance extends Kucherov's point streak to eight games. He's tallied 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in that span. The 29-year-old winger is up to 20 goals and 55 assists on the season. He's on pace to top the 80-point mark for the fifth time in his career.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Pots 20th tally

    Kucherov scored his 20th goal of the season in Monday's 7-1 loss to the Panthers.

    His tally early in the second period gave Tampa Bay a brief flicker of hope, but it only ended up spoiling Sergei Bobrovsky's shutout bid. Kucherov did extend his point streak to seven games, a stretch in which the 29-year-old has three goals and 11 points.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: League's top playmaker

    Kucherov delivered three assists in a 3-2 win over Boston on Thursday.

    He was originally awarded a goal early in the third period, but it actually deflected off Brayden Point's skate. Kucherov is on a five-game, nine-point streak (two goals, seven assists) and his 52 assists lead the NHL.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two-point effort Tuesday

    Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.

    After helping to set up Steven Stamkos for the game-winner midway through the third period, Kucherov iced things with an empty-netter. The 29-year-old has found the scoresheet in four straight games and nine of the last 10, racking up six goals and 15 points over that stretch. If he can stay healthy, Kucherov is on track to reach 100 points for the first time since 2018-19.

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

    Kucherov scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.

    Kucherov had a five-game point streak snapped in Seattle on Monday, but he was right back at it Wednesday. His goal gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead in the first period, and he also set up Steven Stamkos for an empty-netter in the third. Kucherov is up to 18 tallies, 64 points, 151 shots on net, 35 hits and a plus-6 rating through 43 contests. That's right in line with the kind of numbers he posted last season -- the only things that have slowed down the 29-year-old winger in recent years are long-term injuries, which he's fortunately avoided in 2022-23.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Case as top NHL playmaker

    Kucherov notched a goal and an assist Thursday in a 5-4 win over Vancouver.

    His point streak now stands at four games and eight points, including four goals. Kucherov has a whopping 61 points (17 goals, 44 assists) in 40 games this season, which continue to put him third in NHL scoring. And he remains tied with Connor McDavid for the league lead for assists.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Maykop, Russia
Age: 29
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left