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Nikita Kucherov
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Team: Tampa Bay Lightning Height: 5-11 Born: 6/17/1993
Position: RWWeight: 178 Birthplace: Maykop, Russia

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Jan. 21 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST20:47 UAE11:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had 23:36 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 loss to the Wild on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Jan. 19 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE1:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 16:55 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. Kucherov now has 34 assists on the season.
Jan. 11 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)21:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had 18:57 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-1 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 10 6:35 AM PT7:35 AM MT8:35 AM CT9:35 AM ET14:35 GMT22:35 7:35 AM MST9:35 AM EST18:35 UAE9:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 15:05 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-4 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Kucherov now has 33 assists on the season.
Analysis: Kucherov assisted on Victor Hedman's goal for his 60th point, coming in his 43rd game. Only Vincent Lecavalier, taking 41 games in 2007-08, reached 60 points quicker in Tampa Bay history.
Jan. 8 7:56 AM PT8:56 AM MT9:56 AM CT10:56 AM ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST19:56 UAE10:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 16:29 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Red Wings on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game.
Analysis: Kucherov is tied with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead with 27 goals, and since Dec. 1, only Glaude Giroux (24) and Nathan MacKinnon (24) have more points that Kucherov's 23.
Jan. 7 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST20:52 UAE11:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:28 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-3 loss to the Senators on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Kucherov now has 32 assists on the season.
Jan. 5 6:46 AM PT7:46 AM MT8:46 AM CT9:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE9:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 21:52 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-1 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Kucherov now has 26 goals on the season.
Analysis: Kucherov has 57 points on the season, seven more than anyone else in the league.
Jan. 3 11:26 PM PT12:26 AM MT1:26 AM CT2:26 AM ET7:26 GMT15:26 12:26 AM MST2:26 AM EST11:26 UAE2:26 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had 20:24 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Analysis: Kucherov had a 10-game point streak come to an end, a stretch in which he racked up six goals and 10 assists to bring his league-leading point total to 56 points. It's just the seventh time in 39 games this season in which the dynamic wing has failed to register a point.
Dec. 31 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET1:11 GMT9:11 6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST5:11 UAE (+1)20:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 18:11 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Kucherov now has 25 goals and 31 assists on the season.
Analysis: The NHL leader with 56 points, Kucherov has produced a point in 10 straight and 14 of his last 15 games - totaling eight goals and 14 assists.
Dec. 30 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST20:24 UAE11:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 20:27 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Friday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 30 assists on the season.
Analysis: Kucherov has produced a point in 13 of his last 14 games, totaling seven goals and 13 assists.
Dec. 29 12:47 AM PT1:47 AM MT2:47 AM CT3:47 AM ET8:47 GMT16:47 1:47 AM MST3:47 AM EST12:47 UAE3:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 23:20 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Kucherov now has 28 assists on the season.
Analysis: The league's leader in points extended his point streak to eight games and has racked up five goals and seven assists along with a plus-8 rating over the run. The possible MVP candidate now has at least one point in 30 of the Lightning's 36 contests.
Dec. 24 6:30 AM PT7:30 AM MT8:30 AM CT9:30 AM ET14:30 GMT22:30 7:30 AM MST9:30 AM EST18:30 UAE9:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 22:15 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Wild on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Kucherov now has 24 goals on the season.
Analysis: Kucherov has racked up seven goals and 10 assists over his last 12 games.
Dec. 22 7:21 AM PT8:21 AM MT9:21 AM CT10:21 AM ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST19:21 UAE10:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 21:44 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 shootout win over the Senators on Thursday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Kucherov now has 27 assists on the season.
Analysis: Kucherov has recorded multiple points in four consecutive games and a league-best 18 overall. He's posted four goals, six assists and a plus-minus of 6 during a six-game point streak. His 50 points lead the league and put him on pace to shatter his career high of 85 from last season.
Dec. 20 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE1:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov's four-game goal streak came to an end Tuesday at Vegas, though he did record a pair of assists in the Lightning's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Analysis: The NHL's current points leader keeps finding ways to get on the scoresheet even when he's not knocking the puck in the net. Of Kucherov's league-high 48 points, 12 (6 goals, 6 assists) have come in the Lightning's eight December games.
Dec. 17 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST21:24 UAE12:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.
Analysis: Kucherov has scored a goal in four straight games and has notched at least one point in eight of nine contests, tallying six goals and six assists. Tampa's road trip concludes Tuesday in Vegas, and Kucherov leads the league with 25 points on the road.
Dec. 15 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST20:45 UAE11:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and an assist as the Lightning beat the Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kucherov scored for the third straight game to tie Alex Ovechkin for the league lead with his 22nd goal, and he took over the NHL scoring lead by one point (44-43) over teammate Steven Stamkos.
Dec. 13 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST20:10 UAE11:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stepped up again with a goal in Tampa's 3-0 win over the Blues.
Analysis: Kucherov has scored in back-to-back games and has four goals in his last five contests.
Dec. 10 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST20:49 UAE11:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored for the third time in four games in Saturday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: Kucherov reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season.
Dec. 5 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)21:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a pair of assists in a 6-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kucherov has two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak. He has five goals and six assists in his last seven contests against the Islanders.
Dec. 2 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)21:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored twice in a 5-2 win over San Jose on Saturday.
Analysis: Kucherov had been held without a goal in a season-high six straight games. He notched his third two-goal game of the season and the 17th multi-goal performance of his career, including three hat tricks.
Nov. 29 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST6:37 UAE (+1)21:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had an assist Wednesday in Boston.
Analysis: Held without a point in only five of Tampa's 25 games, Kucherov is clearly a must-start each time he takes the ice as he now has 17 goals and 19 assists.
Nov. 16 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)22:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored his league-leading 17th goal and tacked on two more assists in Thursday's rout of Dallas.
Analysis: The Russian dynamo continues to inflict major damage on Steven Stamkos' wing, especially during a current five-game point streak in which he's amassed four goals and eight assists with four multi-point efforts. Held without a point in only two of Tampa's 19 games, Kucherov is clearly a must-start each time he takes the ice.
Nov. 13 7:32 AM PT8:32 AM MT9:32 AM CT10:32 AM ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST19:32 UAE10:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stayed hot with another assist Sunday.
Analysis: His 30 points are one behind than teammate Steven Stamkos for the league lead. Kucherov has nine points in the last four games.
Nov. 10 5:29 AM PT6:29 AM MT7:29 AM CT8:29 AM ET13:29 GMT21:29 6:29 AM MST8:29 AM EST17:29 UAE8:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal with two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has three goals with five assists in the last three games for the NHL-leading Lightning.
Nov. 9 7:06 AM PT8:06 AM MT9:06 AM CT10:06 AM ET15:06 GMT23:06 8:06 AM MST10:06 AM EST19:06 UAE10:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal with two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: His 26 points are second in the league to teammate Steven Stamkos (28).
Nov. 5 11:14 PM PT12:14 AM MT1:14 AM CT2:14 AM ET7:14 GMT15:14 12:14 AM MST2:14 AM EST11:14 UAE2:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov potted his league-leading 14th goal of the season while adding an assist to the Lightning's 5-4 shootout win over Columbus on Saturday.
Analysis: Kucherov surely can't keep up his nearly goal-per-game pace, though he hasn't cooled off yet. The Russian sensation has been kept off the scoresheet in only two of the Lightning's first 15 contests, and he's had at least one goal in 12 of those games.
Oct. 31 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST19:33 UAE11:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and an assist while posting a plus-1 in Monday's 8-5 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Kucherov leads the NHL with 13 goals, failing to get at least one in just two of 13 games. The 24-year-old has seen his goal total increase every season, and there's no reason to think that trend will change in 2018.
Oct. 28 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST4:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov and Steven Stamkos both snapped franchise record-tying 11-game point streaks to start the season Saturday against the Ducks.
Analysis: Martin St. Louis also accomplished the feat in 2009-10.
Oct. 27 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST20:13 UAE12:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov continued his productive start with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Kucherov has been a huge fantasy star so far, totaling 12 goals and seven assists in 11 games. Keep him in your lineup.
Oct. 25 12:15 AM PT1:15 AM MT2:15 AM CT3:15 AM ET7:15 GMT15:15 12:15 AM MST2:15 AM EST11:15 UAE3:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored his league-leading 11th goal of the season in the final seconds of Tuesday's 5-1 win at Carolina.
Analysis: Kucherov just beat the clock to extend his season-opening point streak to 10 games, a tear in which he's added six assists to his massive goal total. The Russian sensation has now lit the lamp in nine of those 10 contests.
Oct. 22 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE11:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had two goals with an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He and Steven Stamkos are the first teammates to start the season with nine-game streaks since St. Louis' Pavol Demitra and Doug Weight in 2001-02.
Oct. 19 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST4:50 UAE (+1)20:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov's seven-game goal streak came to an end Thursday, but he assisted on both goals in a 2-0 win at Columbus.
Analysis: Kucherov joined the great Mario Lemieux as the only players in NHL history to begin a season with goals in seven consecutive games Tuesday, but he came up short in catching Lemieux's record of 12 straight. He has 14 points in the first eight games.
Oct. 18 12:04 AM PT1:04 AM MT2:04 AM CT3:04 AM ET7:04 GMT15:04 12:04 AM MST2:04 AM EST11:04 UAE3:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stretched his goal streak to seven games while adding an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: The 24-year-old joined the great Mario Lemieux as the only players in NHL history to begin a season with goals in seven consecutive games, though he's got a ways to go before catching Lemieux's record of 12 straight. The Lightning next play at Columbus, a team Kucherov has scored just once against in 12 career meetings.
Oct. 16 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)21:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov continued his blazing start with two more goals Monday in a 3-2 win at Detroit.
Analysis: Kucherov has scored a goal in all six games this season and ranks second in the NHL with seven, two behind Alex Ovechkin. Kucherov is the first player to score in his first six games of the season since Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues in 2008-09.
Oct. 15 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE0:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored 6:27 into the third period for his fifth goal in as many games to help the Lightning to a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Analysis: The standout Russian became the first Lightning player with a goal in each of the first five games of a season, and the first in the NHL to do so since San Jose's Patrick Marleau in 2012. Kucherov has added three assists during his blistering start and could be primed for a second straight 40-goal campaign.
Oct. 7 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET1:29 GMT9:29 6:29 PM MST8:29 PM EST5:29 UAE (+1)21:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and an assist Saturday against the Panthers.
Analysis: Kucherov, who also scored in Friday's season opener, finished tied for fifth in the NHL last season with 85 points as he set career highs with 40 goals and 45 assists.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2013-14 TB 52 9 9 18 3 14 3 0 3 102 8.82
2014-15 TB 82 29 36 65 38 37 2 0 2 191 15.18
2015-16 TB 77 30 36 66 9 30 9 0 4 209 14.35
2016-17 TB 74 40 45 85 13 38 17 0 7 246 16.26
2017-18 TB 46 27 34 61 10 28 3 0 4 160 16.88
Career 331 135 160 295 73 147 34 0 20 908 14.87

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2013-14 TB 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.33
2014-15 TB 26 10 12 22 7 14 3 0 3 57 17.54
2015-16 TB 17 11 8 19 13 8 3 0 0 51 21.57
Career 45 22 20 42 20 22 6 0 3 111 19.82

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