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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-4 82
34-12-14 82
33-17-8 74
33-20-6 72
32-24-5 69
27-28-4 58
23-28-8 54
25-29-3 53

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 65 103 1 21:57 14

Top Nikita Kucherov News

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Blasts past 100-point mark

    Kucherov scored a goal and added three assists in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

    The NHL's scoring leader was all over the ice as he carried the Lightning to a win, chipping in five shots on net and a plus-4 rating as well. Kucherov is the first player this season to reach the century mark in points with 102 (38 goals, 64 assists) through 59 games. He's even picked up his pace over the last month, erupting for 10 goals and 26 points in the last 13 contests.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Three points in Saturday's win

    Kucherov scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

    The 30-year-old winger gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead early in the first period before setting up tallies by Brayden Point in the second and Luke Glendening in the third. Kucherov is on the brink of becoming the first player in the NHL this season to reach the century mark in scoring. Through 58 games, he's piled up 37 goals and 98 points.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Outduels MacKinnon head-to-head

    Kucherov had two goals and an assist in a 6-3 win over Colorado on Thursday.

    It was a head-to-head battle between the NHL's top two scorers, with Kucherov outdueling Nathan MacKinnon, who finished with two assists. Kucherov put the Bolts up 2-1 late in the first with a one-timer from the right circle. He then scored the go-ahead goal from the low slot midway through the third, and it stood as the winner. Kucherov increased his total to 93 points (36 goals, 57 assists), while MacKinnon now sits with 89 (32 goals, 57 assists).

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Seven-game, 14-point streak

    Kucherov put up two assists in a 4-2 win over Columbus on Saturday.

    He has notched five goals and nine assists during a seven-game point streak. Kucherov leads the NHL with 89 points and 56 assists through 52 contests this campaign. He's on the verge of reaching the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in six seasons. Kucherov will certainly get some attention for the Hart Trophy.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Pots goal in loss

    Kucherov scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Kucherov has five goals and seven assists during his six-game point streak. He tied the game at 1-1 in the first period, but the Islanders controlled much of the play after that tally. Kucherov leads the NHL with 87 points (33 goals, 54 assists) through 51 appearances, two points ahead of the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon in one fewer game. Kucherov has added 216 shots on net and a plus-3 rating so far. He's on track to challenge his career highs of 41 goals and 128 points from the 2018-19 campaign.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Back in NHL scoring lead

    Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over the Coyotes on Thursday.

    The man is hot. It was the fifth time in nine games that Kucherov has put up at least three points. He now leads the NHL with 83 (32 goals, 51 assists), which is one more than the Avs' Nathan MacKinnon.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Pots hat trick in Tuesday's win

    Kucherov scored three goals, one on the power play, and added an assist with the man advantage in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

    The NHL's scoring leader with 80 points (31 goals, 49 helpers) in only 47 games, Kucherov found the back of the net in each period for his fifth career hat trick. The 30-year-old has failed to find the scoresheet only twice in 13 games since Christmas, racking up eight goals and 23 points over that stretch as he sets up a second-half battle with Nathan MacKinnon for the Art Ross Trophy.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Trio of apples in win

    Kucherov picked up three assists in a 7-3 win over the Wild on Thursday.

    His apples include the 500th of his career. He also leads the NHL with 75 points, including 28 goals. Kucherov is on a three-game, seven-point streak, all assists. He's having a Hart-worthy season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Cracks 800 points with three apples

    Kucherov delivered a trio of apples Saturday in a 5-1 win over Anaheim.

    Two came on the power play. All three came in the second period. It was Kucherov's 20th three-point period of his NHL career, and his 109th career multi-point period. He also became the fourth player in Lightning history to reach the 800-point milestone. Kucherov has amassed 28 goals, 72 points and 187 shots on net over 43 contests this campaign.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Retakes NHL point lead

    Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 7-3 loss to Boston on Saturday.

    Take that, Nathan MacKinnon. Mack's big Friday performance had moved him temporarily into the NHL scoring lead, but Kucherov took that back with a vengeance on Saturday. Kuch is tied with Sam Reinhart for second in the NHL goal race with 28. Kucherov has remained productive despite Tampa Bay's recent slide down the standings. He has five goals and five assists over a six-game point streak.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Five-game, seven-point streak

    Kucherov put up an assist Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Wild.

    He has 64 points (27 goals, 37 assists) in 39 games this season, the most by any Lightning player prior to their 40th game in franchise history. Kucherov is on a five-game, seven-point streak (four goals, three assists), but he now shares the NHL scoring lead with Nathan MacKinnon, who had a three-point night Thursday. Kuch continues to do his part - he was named to the 2024 All-Star squad - but the Bolts have skidded a bit lately, and they are in the last Wild Card spot.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Another multi-point outing

    Kucherov picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss against Winnipeg.

    Kucherov picked up an assist on Steven Stamkos' opening power-play goal in the first period before adding a tally, also on the man advantage, late in the third. It's already the 19th multi-point game for Kucherov through 38 contests this season. The 30-year-old winger extended his league-leading point total to 63.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two more points in win

    Kucherov tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Canadiens.

    Kucherov set up Calvin de Haan's tally midway through the third period before scoring the eventual game-winning goal later in the frame, finishing a cross-ice feed from Victor Hedman. The 30-year-old Kucherov now has goals in three straight outings and six in his last six contests as his stellar campaign continues. He's the first player to top 60 points so far this year -- Kucherov's up to 26 goals and 35 assists through 37 appearances this season.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Gets 25th goal of season

    Kucherov scored the Lightning's only goal in a 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    He wired a one-timer in on the power play in the second period to make the score 2-1. It was Kucherov's 25th goal of the season, and his 59 points still lead the NHL. He's having a Hart-worthy season, but he cannot carry the Bolts alone.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Hits 300 career goals

    Kucherov scored a goal Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to Florida.

    It was a major milestone for the winger, who stuffed in a rebound 29 seconds into the third period for his 300th career goal. Kucherov is tied for second in the NHL with 24 goals, four behind league-leader Auston Matthews. And Kucherov sits on top of the NHL with 58 points, four ahead of Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon. The 30-year-old Kucherov is having a dream season - he's on pace for 56 goals and 135 points, which would both be career highs.

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  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Four-game multi-point streak

    Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 5-4 victory over the Golden Knights on Thursday.

    Kucherov's goal tied the game 2-2 in the second period on a 5-on-3. It was a one-timer on a cross-ice pass from Steven Stamkos -- yah, there's some irony in that when it's usually Kucherov feeding Stammer no-look passes in that area of the ice. Kuch remains firmly in the top spot on the NHL scoring list with 57 points in 33 games. He's on a four-game, multi-point scoring streak (10 points).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Maykop, Russia
Age: 30
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left