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Nikita Kucherov | Winger | #86

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 178
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (58) / TB
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Nikita Kucherov was the second star of the month for November.
He opened December with a goal and an assist against St. Louis on Thursday, but before that he tallied 10 goals and 18 points in 15 November matches. Kucherov is second in the NHL with 28 points in 24 games. Dec 2 - 9:03 AM

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Nikita Kucherov picked up another two-point game with a goal and an assist during Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Blues.

It's his second such game over the last week, giving him three goals and five point over his last five games. Kucherov now has 12 goals and 28 points in 24 games.
Dec 2 - 1:56 AM

Nikita Kucherov's three-game point streak ended on Sunday, but he did fight Torey Krug during the 4-1 loss to Boston.

Well, that was unexpected. Kucherov skated 17:42 during the match and had no shots with seven PIMS, including said fight. He now has 15 PIMs on the year.
Nov 27 - 5:11 PM

Nikita Kucherov picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kucherov cut Columbus' lead to 2-1 in the second period and he helped set up Ondrej Palat's game-tying goal in the third period. Unfortunately for the Bolts, they gave up two more goals before the end of regulation. Kucherov has put up incredible numbers this season. He's now up to 11 goals and 15 assists in 21 games this season. He's a must-start whenever the Lightning are in action.
Nov 25 - 11:05 PM

Nikita Kucherov potted his 10th goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

He scored with just 1:45 left in regulation to seal the victory. Kucherov finished with five shots on goal. He has amassed 24 points in 20 games this season.
Nov 24 - 8:18 AM

Nikita Kucherov has been red-hot for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"He's been on fire," teammate Victor Hedman said. "He's a tremendous player, a game-changer. Not afraid to make plays. He's in the right place at the right time. When I'm on the ice with him, I always try to get him the puck." Kucherov is riding a three-game point streak and he has six points during that stretch. He's accumulated nine goals and 13 assists in 17 games this season.
Nov 19 - 10:52 AM

Nikita Kucherov scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Kucherov did some damage early and late. He opened the scoring at the 3:30 mark of the first period and he helped set up Steven Stamkos' goal a couple of minutes later. With 1:10 remaining in regulation and the score tied 3-3, Kucherov broke through to give the Bolts the lead. He has five points in his last two games and he's up to eight goals and 21 points in 16 games in 2016-17. He's a must-start every time he's in action.
Nov 15 - 11:19 PM

Forward Nikita Kucherov continued his domination of the Islanders this season with a goal and an assist in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-0 shutout in New York Monday night.

Kucherov has now scored four goals against the Isles in three games. He posted two goals and two assists when the two teams met Nov. 1 and had a goal Nov. 10. The four goals he has against the Isles this season equals two-thirds of his season total of six. He also has 12 assists. His assist Monday came on a goal by Vladislav Namestnikov, his third of the season. Also scoring for the Lightning Monday were J.T. Brown (second) and Ryan Callahan (first). Steve Stamkos picked his two assists and now has 11 on the season.
Nov 14 - 10:11 PM

Nikita Kucherov has found the back of the net three times against the New York Islanders this season.

He'll get a crack at the Islanders tonight. He's done all his damage against them in just two games. He had two goals and two assists when the two teams clashed on Nov. 1 and he added a goal on Nov. 10. Kucherov is a must-start tonight and all the other nights he's in action.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 14 - 6:41 PM

Nikita Kucherov has been tabbed as the first star of the week.

He racked up three goals and seven points in three matches. Kucherov started the week with a four-point performance (two goals, two assists) in a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders. The Lightning winger has recorded 15 points in 11 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 7 - 4:15 PM

Nikita Kucherov picked up two goals and two assists in Tuesday's 6-1 blowout of the New York Islanders.

Not bad for a guy who came into this game with just one goal on the season. Kucherov scored two power play goals in the first 12:18 of the game and he helped set up Steven Stamkos' first period goal and Valterri Filppula's second period tally. After a slow start, he now has three goals and nine assists in nine games. He's a must-start in all fantasy formats. Brian Boyle and J.T. Brown also found the back of the net for the Bolts.
Nov 1 - 10:20 PM

Nikita Kucherov will make his return on Sunday against the Rangers.

With seven points in seven games thus far (one goal), we recommend you getting the talented winger back into your lineup immediately.
Oct 30 - 7:03 PM

Nikita Kucherov (UBI) will take warm-ups for Sunday's match with the Rangers, according to coach Jon Cooper.

However that doesn't mean he'll play as Ryan Callahan is also slated to take a twirl. The word is that Callahan is more likely to play, but we shall see. Stay tuned.
Oct 30 - 5:56 PM

It appears the upper-body injury sustained by Nikita Kucherov is to his shoulder.

Kucherov was injured in the first period of the Lightning's 3-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday and did not play in Saturday night's 3-1 loss to New Jersey. He will also miss Sunday night's contest against the Rangers and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Islanders. Keep him on reserve for now.
Oct 30 - 12:01 PM

Nikita Kucherov (UBI) will not play in Saturday's match against New Jersey.

He is listed as day-to-day. Kucherov has been productive this season with one goal and seven points in seven games.
Oct 29 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy