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SportKucherov ties Tampa single-season points mark in 5-2 win

06:25  06 march  2019
06:25  06 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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During the 2014–15 season, Kucherov had a breakout season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The +38 rating also set the Lightning single season franchise record for +/- rating.[4] On 20 May 2015, Kucherov joined Martin St. Louis as the only players in Lightning history to record two game winning

Kucherov got his 100th point on the season in Thursday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Sabres. Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas was hit with a two-game suspension by the NHL on Wednesday for high-sticking Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during the third period of Tampa Bay's 5 - 2 win on

Kucherov ties Tampa single-season points mark in 5-2 win© The Associated Press Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with left wing Ondrej Palat (18) and center Steven Stamkos (91) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov tied the Tampa Bay Lightning's single-season points record with a pair of assists to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Kucherov's two points give him 108 on the season to tie the single-season mark set by Vincent Lecavalier in the 2006-07 season when he finished with 52 goals and 58 assists.

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TAMPA - Tampa Bay Tech has had an impressive run, making the playoffs each of the past four seasons Five stats around Nikita Kucherov 's second straight 100- point season . Kucherov and Gudas were tied up in Tampa Bay's offensive zone when Gudas raised his stick and swatted it

Nikita Kucherov logged two points in Saturday night’s game against the Senators. Kucherov ’s 75 assists are tied for the most in a single -NHL season since Henrik Sedin logged 75 for Vancouver in 2010-11. He needs two points to tie Vincent Lecavalier’s 108- point season , which is noted as the

The league-leading Lightning improved to 14-1-2 in the past 17 games.

BOX SCORE: LIGHTNING 5, JETS 2

Steven Stamkos scored his 34th goal of the season and 382nd of his career and is one shy of tying Lecavalier's career franchise record.

Brayden Point, Adam Erne and Yanni Gourde also scored for Tampa Bay.

Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 30 saves for his 10th consecutive victory and improved to 11-0-2 in his past 13 starts.

Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba scored for Winnipeg, which fell to 2-3 in the past five games.

Connor Hellebuyck, who briefly left the game after taking Kucherov's slap shot off the mask, allowed four goals on 36 shots. Laurent Brossoit allowed one goal on the two shots he faced in 3:16 of ice time.

Kucherov tied the mark with a secondary assist on Stamkos' power-play goal at 14:25 of second period and the primary assist on Point's power-play goal at 9:50 of the third period. Kucherov has 77 assists on the season.

Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. 

The 2016–17 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the 25th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on December 16, 1991. Despite earning 94 points , the Lightning failed to qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending their three- season playoff streak.

The second period showcased this the most as Tampa absolutely dominated Ottawa. The small lapses by Tampa Bay in the defensive zone aside, this was a game the Senators had no Nikita Kucherov required the second -fewest games in @TBLightning history to reach the 50- point mark in a season .

Gourde scored on a breakaway 1:34 into the game while Wheeler answered with a power-play goal at 6:31.

Tampa Bay pulled away in the second period with goals from Erne at 8:58 and Stamkos at 14:26.

Paquette scored his 10th of the season at 4:20 of the third period before Point added his 37th of the season and league-leading 19th on the power play.

Trouba banked a puck off a stanchion for a power-play goal as Vasilevskiy was behind the net at 15:03 of the third.

NOTES: A moment of silence was held before the opening faceoff in honor of Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, who died on Monday. ... Winnipeg C Adam Lowry served the second game of his two-game suspension for a high-sticking incident on March 1. He is eligible to return on Friday at Carolina. ... Lightning D Victor Hedman earned his 127th power-play point to pass Dan Boyle for most career power-play points by a defenseman in franchise history. ... Erne's goal was his first since Dec. 29. ... Wheeler has six goals during a three-game, goal-scoring streak. ... Lightning LW Ondrej Palat had his 189th career assist to tie Brian Bradley for eighth most in franchise history.

Nikita Kucherov's Season Is Unlike Any We've Seen In A Long Time

Nikita Kucherov's Season Is Unlike Any We've Seen In A Long Time Right now it feels impossible to stop Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov. In the team’s 2-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday night, Kucherov scored the lone goal for his team, finishing a 2-on-1 for his 100th point of the season, and notched the clincher in the shootout. Kucherov had 85 points in 2016-17 and a nice, round 100 last season, but reaching the century mark after playing just 62 games is something else entirely. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_0b301d70-9b8d-4703-af0e-428a8db1146f").

TAMPA -- Andrei Vasilevskiy set the Tampa Bay Lightning record for shutouts, and Nikita Kucherov scored for the fourth straight game in a 3-0 win NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders extended their lead atop the Metropolitan Division to five points with a 5 - 2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at

Nikita Kucherov picked up two goals and three assists in Monday's 5 -1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kucherov scored two goals in the first period before registered the primary He's one point away from tying his career high from last year. There are still 22 games left in the Lightning's season .

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Jets: At Carolina on Friday

Lightning: Host Minnesota on Thursday

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