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Nikita Kucherov | Winger | #86

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 178
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (58) / TBL
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Nikita Kucherov earned two assists in Friday's 6-3 win over Pittsburgh.
He had a hand in goals by linemates Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn. Kucherov has amassed 45 points, including 24 assists, in 51 games this season. Feb 6 - 10:43 AM

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Forward Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning down the visiting Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Wednesday night.

Kucherov is enjoying a terrific season. He now has 21 goals and 22 assists. His assist came on Tyler Johnson's sixth goal of the season. Both of Kucherov's points came on Lightning power plays. J.T. Brown opened the scoring for the Lightning with his fifth goal of the season.
Feb 3 - 11:23 PM

Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to seven games on Thursday.

He scored his 20th goal of the season on a late second-period power play to give the Lightning a 2-1 win over Chicago. Kucherov has six goals and four assists during his point streak.
Jan 22 - 8:58 AM

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 win over Edmonton.

He is riding a six-game point streak over which he has amassed five goals and four assists. Kucherov has been firing on all cylinders with 21 points in his last 15 contests.
Jan 20 - 8:48 AM

Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Kucherov opened the scoring at the 4:21 mark of the second period. He also added the empty netter with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The 22-year-old is on a five-game point streak (he has seven points during that span). Kucherov has 18 goals and 37 points in 45 games. Andrej Sustr scored the winner for the Lightning.
Jan 17 - 8:36 PM

Nikita Kucherov has been Tampa Bay's most dangerous player lately.

He has recorded points in 13 of of his last 16 contests. Kucherov has produced 10 goals and 10 assists during that span. He leads the Lightning in scoring with 33 points and he is just two goals behind Steven Stamkos for the club lead.
Jan 11 - 11:30 AM

Nikita Kucherov lifted the Lightning to a 3-2 overtime win against the Canucks with a goal Saturday night.

Henrik Sedin picked the worst possible time for a line change as Kucherov basically walked in all alone for the breakaway goal. He also had an assist, to give him 16 goals and 33 points this season. Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula also got goals, while Anton Stralman and Vladislav Namestnikov picked up two assists apiece.
Jan 10 - 1:06 AM

Nikita Kucherov stayed hot with another tally in Friday's 3-2 win over Edmonton.

Kucherov started Tampa's third period comeback with a sick wrister for his 15th goal of the season. He now has points in four of his last five games with five points overall in that span. Kucherov's up to 31 points this season, and has a good chance at topping last season's high of 65.
Jan 9 - 12:08 AM

Nikita Kucherov potted a goal for the Lightning in their 3-2 shootout win against the Wild on Saturday night.

Kucherov has been rolling lately, now with points in eight consecutive games. During this streak, he has three goals and 12 points. On the year, he has 14 and 30, respectively. After a breakout 2014-15, Kucherov is primed to get close to 30 goals and 65 points. Valtteri Filppula got the other goal.
Jan 2 - 11:06 PM

Forward Nikita Kucherov recorded two assists in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-2 loss to the visiting New York Rangers Wednesday night.

Kucherov picked up his 15th assist of the season on Jonathan Marchessault's sixth goal of the season and his 16th on Anton Stralman's fourth goal of the season. Stralman also had a two-point night with an assist on Marchessault's goal. Stralman has 12 assists on the season.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov netted his 13th goal of 2015-16 in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal.

It was his sixth power-play goal and it extended his point streak to six straight games. Kucherov has two goals and seven assists during that span.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov chipped in two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over Ottawa.

Kucherov has been on a scoring tear with six goals and four assists in his last eight games. He has 23 points in 34 contests in 2015-16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov has scored six goals in his last six games.

He leads the Lightning with 12 goals this season. Kucherov hasn't had a problem adjusting to new combinations because of injuries to regular linemates Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat. Skating on the top line with Steven Stamkos certainly helps as well. He has 20 points in 32 matches.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kucherov opened the scoring at 2:59 mark of the first period and he picked up the only assist on Anton Stralman's second period marker. Kucherov finished the game with two shots on goal and two blocked shots in 21:42 of ice time. The 22-year-old has 12 goals and 20 points in 32 games this season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov lit the lamp for the Lightning in their 2-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Kucherov was the only Lightning player able to solve Braden Holtby. He scored in the third period on the power play, with assists going to Anton Stralman and Steven Stamkos. Kucherov has shown some life lately, now with five goals in his past four games. He has 11 goals and 18 points this season, so he still has some work to do to get to last year’s levels.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Slater Koekkoek
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Kristers Gudlevskis