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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 registered a pair of goals Tuesday night, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Lightning were dumped by the Rangers by a score of 7-3.
Kucherov has now tallied nine times in the postseason, placing him in a tie for second in the NHL with Patrick Kane and Corey Perry. All of the aforementioned players are chasing league leader Tyler Johnson and his 12 playoff markers. Ryan Callahan also found the back of the net for Tampa Bay in the loss. May 26 - 11:08 PM

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Nikita Kucherov ripped a wrister past Henrik Lundqvist to beat the Rangers 6-5 in overtime time in Wednesday's Game 3.

The goal was Kucherov's second point of the night, his first came off an assist late in the third period giving Tampa a brief 5-4 lead. Kucherov now has points in three of his last four games, including two straight, totaling three goals and eight points during that span. With seven goals and 16 points this postseason, Kucherov sits tied with Corey Perry in postseason points.
May 21 - 1:34 AM

Nikita Kucherov tallied twice for the Lightning on Tuesday night as they eliminated Montreal from postseason contention with a 4-1 victory.

Kucherov has now recorded six markers in 13 postseason contests to bring him just two behind league and team leader Tyler Johnson. Ondrej Palat also chipped in a goal and an assist in the dominant win while Steve Stamkos also buried his third of the playoffs.
May 12 - 10:24 PM

Nikita Kucherov tallied his fourth goal of the playoffs during Thursday's 6-2 Game Four loss to Montreal, ending Carey Price's shutout.

Kucherov now stands tied with Steven Stamkos in points with eight through 11 games, but unlike the captain, Kucherov's points are spread evenly with four goals and assists. The tally was also recorded on the power play, giving him a trio of goals and four points with the man advantage thus far in the playoffs.
May 7 - 10:46 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winning goal in the second period of overtime in Friday's 2-1 win over Montreal.

Habs rookie defenseman Greg Pateryn coughed up the puck to Valtteri Filppula, who then set up Kucherov for the winner. The 21-year-old was very dangerous in the overtime periods, as he also had a goal waved off in the first of the two extra frames. This is a huge win for the Lightning after they came into this match just two days removed from a game seven win against Detroit (Montreal had five days off). Kucherov's goal was his first of the playoffs. He now has five points in eight games this postseason. The Lightning lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
May 1 - 11:11 PM

Nikita Kucherov contributed three assists in Monday's 5-2 win over Detroit to help the Lightning force Game 7.

He was also the victim of a questionable hit from Detroit's Niklas Kronwall, which will probably be looked at by the NHL Department of Player Safety. Kucherov stayed in the game after taking an apparent leaping forearm to the chin and he didn't complain about the hit after the match. "It's a hit. He made a hit. I'm not going to cry now," he said. "It's part of the game. That's why we play here."
Apr 28 - 9:38 AM

Nikita Kucherov has no goals and one assist in five playoff matches against the Red Wings.

He potted 29 goals and added 36 helpers in 82 games during the regular season. Kucherov dressed in two postseason games for he Lightning last year and he tallied a goal.
Apr 27 - 11:54 AM

Nikita Kucherov led the Tampa Bay Lightning in power-play ice time in Game 1 against Detroit.

He logged 5:35 of playing time, but finished the contest without any points. The Lightning went 0-for-7 with the man advantage on Thursday and they allowed a shorthanded goal.
Apr 17 - 9:12 AM

Nikita Kucherov was credited with three assists in a 4-3 overtime win against New Jersey on Thursday night.

He has 64 points and a league-leading plus-38 rating in 81 games. Kucherov has exploded offensively in 2014-15 after he posted nine goals and nine assists in 52 outings during his rookie campaign a year ago.
Apr 10 - 10:29 AM

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

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

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
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy