May 23 - Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Florida Panthers 5-1 in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday and move within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for a third straight season.
Steven Stamkos scored two goals and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to move to the brink of another trip to the Eastern Conference final on Sunday. Corey Perry and Erik Cernak also scored, and reigning Conn Smythe...
Kucherov logged a goal and three assists in Sunday's 5-1 Game 3 win over the Panthers. Kucherov assisted on Corey Perry's opening goal and a pair of Steven Stamkos tallies while adding an empty-netter in the Game 3 victory. The 28-year-old winger has seven points in the series (two goals, five assists) and 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the playoffs. Kucherov and the Lightning will look to stay hot as they go for the series sweep Monday in Game 4.
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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov showed why he is the most talented player on the ice in Tuesday’s Game 1 of the second round. Kucherov kick-started the Lightning offense in game one of the second round against the Florida Panthers in the second period. Trailing 1-0, Kucherov juked Florida defender Aaron Ekblad setting up Corey Perry for an easy tap-in goal.
SUNRISE — With Brayden Point, the best player in the Lightning’s first-round playoff series win over Toronto, sidelined for Tuesday’s second-round opener against Florida, the Lightning needed someone else to push the pace. Enter Nikita Kucherov, who put the game on his stick in the second period...
Kucherov recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Panthers. Both of Kucherov's points came on the power play, as he weaved through Florida's defense to assist on Corey Perry's game-tying marker in the second period before burying a goal of his own in the third. The 28-year-old winger now has three goals and seven assists in the playoffs.
Kucherov scored a goal on six shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. Kucherov scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to tie the game at three before the Lightning prevailed in overtime to force Game 7. The 28-year-old winger now has two goals and six assists in the series and 135 points (46 goals and 89 assists) in 118 career playoff games.
Kucherov dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs. Kucherov helped the Lightning strike quickly, setting up goals by Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman 52 seconds apart in the first period. It was all Toronto after that, though. Between three multi-point games and two goose eggs in this series, Kucherov has compiled seven points heading into Thursday's must-win Game 6.