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Nikita Kucherov | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 171
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Nikita Kucherov continued his scoring ways as he put home a game-tying goal just 90 seconds into the third period during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Florida.
It's as though Kucherov is evolving on a game-by-game basis. Kucherov also contributed three hits in just 15 minutes of work. He now has 27 goals and 59 points and hits through 74 games this season. Mar 25 - 3:18 AM

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Nikita Kucherov got the only goal for the Lightning in their 2-1 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

For two periods, the game was tied. Then Kucherov beat Ondrej Pavelec at 4:13 of the third period on the Lightning’s 14th shot of the game, via a wrist shot. He also received 15 penalty minutes because of a five-minute boarding call and a game misconduct. The 21-year-old has been fantastic this season, now with 26 goals and 57 points on the year, along with a plus-35 rating. Jonathan Drouin and Matt Carle picked up the assists.
Mar 14 - 10:06 PM

Nikita Kucherov tallied his 24th goal of the year in a 4-2 win over Toronto.

He opened the scoring just 4:25 into the match when he was left alone and scored from the slot. The 21-year-old forward is having a tremendous sophomore season with 55 points in 66 games.
Mar 6 - 10:15 AM

Nikita Kucherov posted a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.

He has racked up six goals and 10 points in his past 10 contests after he went through a six-game scoreless drought. The sophomore winger has 23 goals and 53 points in 62 matches this season.
Feb 23 - 10:05 AM

Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov netted his 21st goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville.

Tampa Bay's "other line", made up of Kucherov, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat has been a juggernaut over the past few months and Kucherov specifically has scored in four straight contests. With 21 goals on the year he has an outside shot at his first career 30-goal campaign. Brett Connolly also buried his 10th of the season in the loss.
Feb 11 - 12:04 AM

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Los Angeles.

Kucherov has now scored in back-to-back games after going 13 games without a goal. Even though his production has slowed down, he is still having a solid year offensively. Kucherov has 19 goals and 46 points in 54 games. He is on pace to surpass the 70-point mark for the first time in his career.
Feb 8 - 10:56 AM

Nikita Kucherov scored his first goal in 14 games on Thursday.

He snapped the slump when he scored into an empty net to give the Lightning a 5-3 lead over Dallas. Kucherov also added an assist in the contest to give him 45 points in 53 games. He had a six-game scoring skid heading into Thursday's match as well.
Feb 6 - 11:38 AM

Nikita Kucherov hasn't scored a goal in 10 straight games.

He has contributed just two assists in his last seven outings as well. Kucherov has made excellent progress in his sophomore season, but he was bound to slow down at some point. Still, he probably won't be stuck in this funk much longer.
Jan 29 - 11:13 AM

Nikita Kucherov registered two assists and four shots in Tuesday's 4-2 victory against Montreal.

He picked up a helper on both of Tyler Johnson's power-play goals in the contest. Kucherov has four assists in his past two games to give him 41 points in 42 games. The 21-year-old forward is enjoying a remarkable sophomore season. He had 18 points in 52 games last year and now he has 17 goals after 42 appearances. Kucherov is also tied for first in the league with a plus-26 rating.
Jan 7 - 11:06 AM

Nikita Kucherov had his second three-point game of December during Tampa's 5-1 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.

Kucherov put the game away in the third with two tap-in goals from the crease, raising his season total to 17. Just three behind Steven Stamkos. His 20 assist ranks second on the team, and his 37 points third. The 21 year old from Moscow, Russia appears to be the real deal.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:27:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov picked up a goal and two assists in Tampa Bay's 4-3 victory against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Tampa's second line was excellent on the night, with three goals coming from Tyler Johnson and three assists being posted by Ondrej Palat. "That line hasn't really been together for a couple of weeks now, but they are finally back healthy," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "They showed what they can do, and it was pretty impressive." He has amassed 33 points in 36 games this year
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov's better understanding of the English language has contributed to his successful 2014-15 campaign.

"Now that Kucherov knows the language, he's completely different," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's effective on the ice, off the ice. He's a much more confident kid because he knows the language. It does have a big part of how the kids act." He's still relatively quiet, but he is communicating better with his coaches and teammates. Kucherov has been superb on a line with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat this campaign. He has already surpassed his offensive totals from his rookie season by recording 12 goals and 29 points just 33 games into the 2014-15 campaign.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Forward Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Kucherov scored his 12th goal of the season. He assisted on Jonathan Drouin's second goal of the season. Kucherov now has 16 assists and is putting together a very productive season.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov sprung the Bolts past Carolina with two third period goals on Thursday night, including the game winner with just 31 seconds remaining.

Kucherov now has 11 goals and 25 points in 30 games this season. It adds to a remarkable start for the sophomore, who had just 18 points in 52 games last season. Justin Faulk scored for Carolina while Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves on 30 shots in the 2-1 victory.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov earned an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Buffalo.

He has generated two goals and two assists during his current four-game point streak. Kucherov has already surpassed his point total from his rookie season. He has nine goals, 22 points and a plus-14 rating in 26 games.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Luke Witkowski
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy