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Kucherov, Nikita #86 (RW)  - Tampa Bay Lightning - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 178 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: June 17, 1993
Age: 25
Birthplace: Maykop, Russia
Salary: $4.500M
Cap Hit: $4.767M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 2
Draft Pick: 58
Draft Year: 2011
Rookie Year: 2013
Draft Team: TB

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
17 0 7 10 17 -6 10 2 7 0 0 3 61 14 3 11.5 1.00

Date News Advice
May 23, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 19:29 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-0 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
May 21, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 21:16 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
May 19, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 15:25 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has 10 assists on the season. None
May 17, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 15:23 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
May 15, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 16:20 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has seven goals and nine assists on the season. None
May 13, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:06 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Capitals on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Kucherov now has eight assists on the season. None
May 11, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:01 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Friday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has seven assists on the season. None
May 6, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 15:27 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Bruins on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has six assists on the season. None
May 4, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 17:50 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Bruins on Friday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has six goals on the season. None
May 2, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:10 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Bruins on Wednesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
April 30, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 16:50 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Bruins on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 28, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:38 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
April 21, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 18:48 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Devils on Saturday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has five goals on the season. None
April 18, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied two goals and one assist in 20:28 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Devils on Wednesday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Kucherov now has four goals and five assists on the season. None
April 16, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 20:40 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 loss to the Devils on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. Kucherov now has four assists on the season. None
April 14, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and two assists in 15:25 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 win over the Devils on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has two goals and two assists on the season. None
April 12, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 18:16 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Devils on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has one goal on the season. None
April 7, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 22:25 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 6, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 16:28 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-5 win over the Sabres on Friday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 39 goals and 61 assists on the season. None
April 3, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 19:39 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-0 win over the Bruins on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Kucherov now has 60 assists on the season. None
April 1, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 21:47 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Predators on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 30, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:17 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-3 win over the Rangers on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 29, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 19:11 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Bruins on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Kucherov now has 59 assists on the season. None
March 26, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 19:18 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 38 goals on the season. None
March 24, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 21:46 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 22, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:15 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-6 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has 58 assists on the season. None
March 20, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 15:29 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 37 goals on the season. None
March 18, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored two goals in 17:19 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Oilers on Sunday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 36 goals on the season. None
March 17, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:43 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 13, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had three assists in 21:17 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-4 loss to the Senators on Tuesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has 57 assists on the season. None
March 10, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 21:00 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-2 shootout win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 34 goals on the season. None
March 8, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:52 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 win over the Rangers on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 54 assists on the season. None
March 6, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 18:12 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 53 assists on the season. None
March 3, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had three assists in 20:08 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-6 shootout win over the Flyers on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Kucherov now has 52 assists on the season. None
Feb. 26, 2018 The Lightning will get Kucherov (upper body) back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia. The league's leader with 82 points, Kucherov was injured Monday against Toronto and missed two games as a result. It looks safe to reinsert the high-scoring wing back into fantasy lineups.
Feb. 24, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 24:26 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 33 goals and 49 assists on the season. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 19:43 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Senators on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 48 assists on the season. None
Feb. 20, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 17:49 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 32 goals on the season. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 21:18 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 loss to the Devils on Saturday. He took 11 shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Kucherov now has 46 assists on the season. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and three assists in 18:06 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Thursday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Kucherov now has 31 goals and 45 assists on the season. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had an assist in 23:47 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 42 assists on the season. None
Feb. 12, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 22:41 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 30 goals and 41 assists on the season. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Nikita Kucherov scored one goal in 18:36 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Kings on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Kucherov now has 29 goals on the season. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Nikita Kucherov tallied one goal and one assist in 18:32 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Canucks on Thursday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kucherov now has 28 goals and 40 assists on the season. None
Feb. 5, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 16:42 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Oilers on Monday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 18:39 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canucks on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Kucherov now has 39 assists on the season. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:11 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-4 win over the Flames on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 17:20 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 loss to the Jets on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had two assists in 16:35 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Kucherov now has 36 assists on the season. The NHL leader in points ended a season-high three-game drought.
Jan. 23, 2018 Nikita Kucherov had 18:52 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 21, 2018 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. None
Jan. 18, 2018 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. None
Jan. 11, 2018 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. None
Jan. 10, 2018 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. 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, 2018 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. 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, 2018 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. None
Jan. 5, 2018 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. Kucherov has 57 points on the season, seven more than anyone else in the league.
Jan. 2, 2018 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. 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, 2017 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. 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, 2017 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. Kucherov has produced a point in 13 of his last 14 games, totaling seven goals and 13 assists.
Dec. 29, 2017 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. 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, 2017 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. Kucherov has racked up seven goals and 10 assists over his last 12 games.
Dec. 22, 2017 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. 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. 19, 2017 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. 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, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win. 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, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and an assist as the Lightning beat the Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night. 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, 2017 Kucherov stepped up again with a goal in Tampa's 3-0 win over the Blues. Kucherov has scored in back-to-back games and has four goals in his last five contests.
Dec. 10, 2017 Kucherov scored for the third time in four games in Saturday's win over the Jets. Kucherov reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season.
Dec. 5, 2017 Kucherov had a pair of assists in a 6-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. 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, 2017 Kucherov scored twice in a 5-2 win over San Jose on Saturday. 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, 2017 Kucherov had an assist Wednesday in Boston. 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, 2017 Kucherov scored his league-leading 17th goal and tacked on two more assists in Thursday's rout of Dallas. 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, 2017 Kucherov stayed hot with another assist Sunday. 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, 2017 Kucherov had a goal with two assists Thursday. He has three goals with five assists in the last three games for the NHL-leading Lightning.
Nov. 9, 2017 Kucherov had a goal with two assists Wednesday. His 26 points are second in the league to teammate Steven Stamkos (28).
Nov. 5, 2017 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. 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, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and an assist while posting a plus-1 in Monday's 8-5 win over the Panthers. 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, 2017 Kucherov and Steven Stamkos both snapped franchise record-tying 11-game point streaks to start the season Saturday against the Ducks. Martin St. Louis also accomplished the feat in 2009-10.
Oct. 27, 2017 Kucherov continued his productive start with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Detroit. 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, 2017 Kucherov scored his league-leading 11th goal of the season in the final seconds of Tuesday's 5-1 win at Carolina. 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, 2017 Kucherov had two goals with an assist Saturday. 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, 2017 Kucherov's seven-game goal streak came to an end Thursday, but he assisted on both goals in a 2-0 win at Columbus. 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, 2017 Kucherov stretched his goal streak to seven games while adding an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss at New Jersey. 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, 2017 Kucherov continued his blazing start with two more goals Monday in a 3-2 win at Detroit. 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. 14, 2017 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. 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, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and an assist Saturday against the Panthers. 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.
April 8, 2017 Kucherov had a goal with an assist Friday. With 84 points, Kucherov enters play Saturday sixth in the league.
March 30, 2017 Kucherov was a late scratch for Thursday night's home game against the Detroit Red Wings due to illness. Kucherov leads the Lightning with 38 goals and 80 points.
March 28, 2017 Kucherov had a pair of assists in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday. Kucherov set a Tampa Bay record for points in a single month with 22. The right wing has four assists and 11 points during a five-game point streak.
March 25, 2017 Kucherov was on the mark again Friday night, redirecting Brayden Point's pass into the Red Wings net 3:28 into overtime as the Lightning rallied for a 2-1 victory. Kucherov had nine shots on goal in a game Feb. 19 at Colorado, though he didn't score. The next game, he did find the net, and he's been on fire since, leading the NHL with 29 points, including 17 goals. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and Kucherov scored in a 5-2 win at Chicago on Jan. 24.
March 23, 2017 Kucherov notched his second hat trick of the season and third of his career Thursday at Boston. He has six goals and an assist in his past three games to continue the best season of his career. Kucherov already has a personal-best 76 points after he had 66 all last season.
March 22, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona. Kucherov is now up to 13 goals and 24 points over his last 14 games. The Lightning are in Boston on Thursday, and he has just one assist in his last five games against the Bruins.
March 19, 2017 Kucherov had two goals in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Washington. In his last 13 games, Kucherov has racked up 12 goals and 10 assists. He has been a point machine at home, amassing 13 goals and seven assists in his last 10 there.
March 14, 2017 Kucherov had a pair of assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rangers. Kucherov has been on an absolute tear since Feb. 21, amassing an NHL-best 20 points, with 10 goals and 10 assists in 10 games. Seven of his 14 power-play goals this season have come in his last 10 contests. The Lightning are back on the ice Tuesday at Ottawa, and Kucherov had three goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Senators on Feb. 27. He has eight goals and eight assists in his last 13 games in the series.
March 9, 2017 Kucherov stayed red hot with two goals and an assist Thursday in a win over Minnesota. Kucherov has nine goals and eight assists in his last 17 games. He's reached 30 goals for the second straight season and matched his career high of 66 points, set last season.
March 3, 2017 Kucherov scored in a fifth straight game Friday. He has seven goals and 13 points during that stretch.
March 2, 2017 Kucherov had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night. Kucherov has been on fire, recording six goals and six assists in his last four games. This comes immediately following a four-game stretch in which he didn't register a point. The Lightning visit Pittsburgh on Friday, and Kucherov has just one assist in his last four games against the Penguins, which includes last year's Stanley Cup playoff series.
Feb. 28, 2017 Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. He has five goals and four assists in his last three games.
Feb. 24, 2017 Kucherov scored on the power play for his 23rd goal of the season in Thursday's home loss to Calgary. Kucherov has four goals and six assists in five home games this month while failing to record a point in four road games. The Lightning are halfway through a four-game homestand.
Feb. 22, 2017 Kucherov delivered a goal and three assists in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. Kucherov's second assist gave him 200 career points. He leads the Lightning with 53 this season after breaking a four-game drought without a point.
Feb. 8, 2017 Kucherov recorded his fourth two-goal game of the season during the Lightning's 5-0 rout of Los Angeles on Tuesday. The All-Star forward has at least one point in five of his last six games, amassing four goals and three assists over that strong stretch. After setting career highs with 30 goals and 66 points last season, Kucherov is on pace to surpass those numbers in 2016-17.
Feb. 5, 2017 Kucherov had two assists Saturday. He has five points over a five-game stretch.
Jan. 26, 2017 Kucherov had a power-play goal on Thursday, firing a one-timed a pass from Jonathan Drouin past Florida's James Reimer at 11:33. Kucherov leads the Lightning with 19 goals.
Jan. 12, 2017 Kucherov tallied his team-leading 17th goal in Thursday's win over Buffalo. He has four goals and seven assists in his last nine games and has earned a well-deserved spot on the All-Star team.
Jan. 7, 2017 Kucherov scored his 16th goal Saturday. He has three goals and seven assists in his past seven games.
Jan. 4, 2017 Kucherov had two goals with an assist Tuesday. He has two goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak.
Jan. 1, 2017 Kucherov stayed hot with two more assists in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. Kucherov has racked up six assists over his last four games.
Dec. 29, 2016 Kucherov had a pair of assists in the Lightnings' 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens on Thursday. Kucherov returned after missing Tampa's previous six games with a lower-body injury.
Dec. 14, 2016 Kucherov left Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury and sat out Wednesday and Friday. He was placed on IR on Saturday and could sit through the holiday break. Kucherov has team highs of 13 goals and 30 points.
Dec. 4, 2016 Kucherov scored his 13th goal of the season on a second-period power play for the Lightning in Saturday's win over the Capitals. Kucherov has tallied four goals in his last six games and is second in the league with 29 points.
Nov. 25, 2016 Kucherov scored one goal and set up another Friday in a loss to Columbus. Kucherov has six goals and four assists in his last seven games, and is challenging for the league scoring lead with 26 points.
Nov. 15, 2016 Kucherov hurt the Islanders once again by registering a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-0 win on Monday. Four of Kucherov's six goals have come in three games against New York and he's racked up seven points in those outings. The Russian standout has been doing plenty of damage against other opponents, as he's compiled five goals and five assists over his last seven games.
Nov. 5, 2016 The red-hot Kucherov had a goal and an assist Saturday to extend his point streak to four games. He has three goals and five assists over that span and 13 points in his past seven games.
Nov. 2, 2016 Kucherov led the way in Tampa Bay's 6-1 rout of the Islanders on Tuesday by scoring two power-play goals and adding a pair of assists. After getting off to a somewhat slow start, Kucherov has heated up with nine points over a four-game stretch, missing one due to an upper-body injury. The 30-goal scorer in 2015-16 had found the back of the net just once this season prior to Tuesday's breakout, though.
Oct. 28, 2016 Kucherov was present for part of Saturday's morning skate but won't play in that night's game at New Jersey. The dangerous forward may miss a few games after sustaining an injury - believed to be to his shoulder - when falling hard into the boards during Thursday's loss at Montreal. Lightning coach said he's hopeful but unsure whether Kucherov can return when the team concludes its road trip Tuesday against the Islanders.
Oct. 25, 2016 Kucherov scored his first goal of the season and added three assists Tuesday for his first career four-point game. Kucherov, who scored 30 goals last season and led Tampa Bay with 66 points, had three assists in the first five games.
Oct. 11, 2016 The Tampa Bay Lightning kept last season's leading scorer in the fold by signing Kucherov to a three-year contract on Tuesday. Kucherov will make $4.766 million in annual salary, a significant upgrade from the $700,000 he earned last season. Kucherov collected a career-high 30 goals, a team-best 66 points and 30 penalty minutes in 77 games for the Lightning, who advanced to the Eastern Conference final before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
May 23, 2016 Kucherov sparked Sunday's comeback win at Pittsburgh in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals by recording two goals and an assist. The talented wing's second of the night forged a 3-3 tie and he earned an assist on Tyler Johnson's decider in overtime. Kucherov now has a league-leading 11 goals in 15 games this postseason.
May 9, 2016 Kucherov had another goal to put the finishing touches on Tampa Bay's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Islanders on Sunday. Kucherov's third-period goal in the 4-0 rout was his ninth of these playoffs, the most of any player this postseason. He's added three assists and has been an outstanding plus-11 over the Lightning's 10 playoff games.
May 7, 2016 Kucherov struck again for Tampa Bay, recording the tying goal in the third period to help the Lightning rally for a 2-1 overtime win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The goal was Kucherov's league-high eighth of this postseason. He's a major reason why the Lightning are one win away from a second straight appearance in the conference finals.
April 20, 2016 Kucherov had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's Game 4 victory over Detroit. Kucherov has five goals and three assists in the series.
April 9, 2016 Kucherov is scratched for Saturday's game at Montreal. The high-scoring wing is dealing with an undisclosed injury, though it's not expected to keep him out when the playoffs start next week.
April 3, 2016 Kucherov had a goal and two assists on Saturday. He has five goals and four assists in his last six games.
March 27, 2016 Kucherov returned Thursday after missing two games and had his goal-scoring streak snapped in a 3-0 loss to Montreal. Kucherov, second on the Lightning with a career high-tying 29 goals, suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot Friday against the New York Islanders. He had scored a goal in four consecutive games before getting hurt.
March 26, 2016 Kucherov remained hot with a goal in his fourth straight game on Friday. He added an assist to give him four goals and three assists on the streak. He matched last season's career high with his 29th goal.
March 18, 2016 Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss at Dallas. Kucherov snapped a six-game goal drought with his 26th score of the season. He also added his 31st assist.
March 14, 2016 Kucherov is in the lineup for Tuesday's game at Toronto. The high-scoring forward was questionable to play after exiting Sunday's game against Columbus when sucker-punched in the head by the Blue Jackets' Dalton Prout.
Feb. 22, 2016 Kucherov missed his second straight game Tuesday with a lower-body injury. He leads the Lightning with 49 points.
Feb. 6, 2016 Kucherov remained productive with two assists in Friday's win over Pittsburgh. It's the fourth multi-point effort in seven games for the emerging star, who ranks among the league leaders with 15 goals and 32 points since Dec. 5.
Feb. 4, 2016 Kucherov had a goal and an assist Wednesday. Kucherov is sizzling with 13 points in a 10-game run for the Bolts.
Jan. 22, 2016 Kucherov scored on the power play in Thursday's win over Chicago. Kucherov has six goals and four assists during a seven-game point streak and has scored in each of his last three.
Jan. 18, 2016 Kucherov continues to produce for fantasy owners, finishing with a pair of goals in Sunday's 3-1 win over Florida. Kucherov has 12 goals and 24 points over his last 19 games. He has had at least one point in 13 of his last 14.
Jan. 10, 2016 Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win in Vancouver. Kucherov has 10 goals and 10 assists in his last 16 games.
Jan. 9, 2016 Kucherov rebounded from his first point-less game in three weeks with a goal during Friday's 3-2 win at Edmonton. Kucherov logged his 15th goal of the season after his eight-game point streak was snapped on Tuesday.
Dec. 30, 2015 Kucherov had two assists in a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Kucherov has seven goals and nine assists in his last 12 games. He now has a team-best 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists).
Dec. 16, 2015 Kucherov had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime victory over Toronto on Tuesday night. Kucherov has scored six of his 12 goals in his last six games.
Dec. 6, 2015 Kucherov scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday night. Kucherov had no points in his last four games and was called out by stud teammate Steven Stamkos. "We need guys like Kuch to step up and he did tonight," Stamkos said.
Nov. 22, 2015 Kucherov was red-hot as the Lightning beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 on Saturday night. Kucherov ended a six-game goal drought and you have to figure the talented Russian is about to get on a major fantasy roll.
Nov. 13, 2015 Kucherov was credited with his fifth assist against Calgary on Thursday. Kucherov has three goals and five assists in his last seven contests.
Nov. 4, 2015 Kucherov continued his recent tear with a goal during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Detroit. He had two assists against Carolina on Sunday and a goal against Boston on Saturday.
June 15, 2015 Kucherov participated in the Lightning's morning skate Monday before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, two days after he was injured early in Game 5. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said the forward was "probable." Kucherov is the second-leading scorer in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 22 points, but he was hurt in the first period of Chicago's 2-1 win at Tampa Bay on Saturday when he crashed into the post. Kucherov collided with goalie Corey Crawford and fell awkwardly into the post while trying to score. The Russian skated off slowly and didn't return. "I'm going to take warmup, and then it's up to the coach if I play or not," Kucherov said in the Lightning's dressing room Monday.
April 10, 2015 Kucherov assisted on three goals Thursday against the Devils. Kucherov has 28 goals and 36 assists through 81 games.
Feb. 23, 2015 Kucherov scored and added an assist in Sunday's loss to Colorado. He now has 23 goals in 62 games this season.
Jan. 7, 2015 Kucherov posted his second straight two-assist game Tuesday. He has eight goals and 10 assists in his last 13 games.
Jan. 5, 2015 Kucherov racked up a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-2 win at Ottawa. Kucherov has recorded four goals and five assists over the last six games.
Jan. 1, 2015 Kucherov scored twice and had an assist in a 5-1 win over Buffalo on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay winger has been one of the league's hottest players in his last 10 games with eight goals and six assists. He has 17 goals and 20 assists in 39 games this season.
Dec. 24, 2014 Kucherov tied his career high for points with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Tampa Bay winger has five goals and five assists in his last seven games. He has 14 goals and 19 assists in his second NHL season.
Dec. 12, 2014 Kucherov scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season in Thursday's win over Carolina. Kucherov has at least one point in 10 of his last 13 games, totaling five goals and six assists.
Nov. 2, 2014 Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Washington. Kucherov has five goals and four assists in five games.
Oct. 29, 2014 Kucherov scored three goals in Tuesday's win over Arizona. It was his first career multigoal game, but he's got seven points in his last three contests.
Oct. 14, 2014 Kucherov had a pair of assists in Tampa Bay's 7-1 rout of Montreal on Monday night. It was the first points of the season for the Russian winger and his second career multipoint game. He had two assists in a win in Florida on Dec. 23.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 27, 2018 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day The Lightning will get Kucherov (upper body) back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
March 30, 2017 Illness None Day-to-Day Kucherov was a late scratch for Thursday night's home game against the Detroit Red Wings due to illness.
Dec. 14, 2016 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Kucherov left Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury and sat out Wednesday and Friday. He was placed on IR on Saturday and could sit through the holiday break.
Oct. 28, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Kucherov was present for part of Saturday's morning skate but won't play in that night's game at New Jersey.
April 9, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Kucherov is scratched for Saturday's game at Montreal.
March 26, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Kucherov returned Thursday after missing two games and had his goal-scoring streak snapped in a 3-0 loss to Montreal.
March 14, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Kucherov is in the lineup for Tuesday's game at Toronto.
Feb. 21, 2016 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Kucherov missed his second straight game Tuesday with a lower-body injury.

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Nov 13 2018 19:30 EST at BUF Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
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May 15 2018 20:00 EDT at WAS W 4-2 Final 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 16.7 16:19
May 13 2018 20:00 EDT WAS L 2-6 Final 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 18:06
May 11 2018 20:00 EDT WAS L 2-4 Final 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0.0 18:00
May 6 2018 15:00 EDT BOS W 3-1 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 1 0.0 15:26
May 4 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS W 4-3 F/OT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 20.0 17:49
May 2 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0.0 18:10
Apr 30 2018 19:00 EDT BOS W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 16:49
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2018-07-10 analysis This deal will be in effect starting with the 2019-20 season, as the elite winger still has one year remaining on a three-year, $14.3 million contract. Kucherov registered 39 goals and a career-high 61 assists through 80 games last season to finish third in points behind Claude Giroux (Phi) and Edmonton's Connor McDavid. The Russian, who also averaged a point per game during the 2018 playoffs, fig
2018-07-10 update Kucherov signed an eight-year contract extension with the Lightning on Tuesday. The deal is worth $9.5 million annually.
2018-05-25 analysis Very simply, he just didn't show up when the Bolts needed him most. Kucherov's last point (assist) in the series came at the 9:04 mark of the first period of Game 5 and that helper was his only point over the last four games of the series. Kucherov's 100-point regular season was the stuff of fantasy legend, but his disappearance when it mattered most will sting well into next season. It won't dimi
2018-05-25 update Kucherov finished the Eastern Conference finals with just one goal and was held off the score sheet
2018-05-20 analysis Kuckerov has 17 points in 15 games this postseason, but his game has left pundits wanting more. Since the first series against the Devils, Kucherov has just seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games. The Bolts will need more from him if they move on to the Stanley Cup Final.
2018-05-20 update Kucherov picked up an assist Saturday in a 3-2 win over Washington in Game 5.
2018-05-16 analysis He was the dominant skater for the Bolts in a much-needed win, leading the team with six shots on goal and creating scoring chances seemingly every time he touched the puck. Kucherov now has a five-game scoring streak going, boosting his postseason totals to seven goals and 16 points in 13 games.
2018-05-16 update Kucherov scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals in Game 3.
2018-05-14 analysis Perhaps more concerning for fantasy owners than the loss will be the kicking incident in front of the bench for which Kucherov was given an unsportsmanlike penalty. The league may decide to take disciplinary action, which would open the door for the winger to miss a crucial Game 3. While the Russian is slumping with a three-game goal drought, he has earned a point in four straight outings. In the
2018-05-14 update Kucherov snagged an assist in Sunday's 6-2 Game 2 defeat to Washington.
2018-05-07 analysis Kucherov was relatively absent versus Boston, as he managed a mere two points, compared to 10 points in the previous round against the Devils. The Russian's lack of production in the second round is certainly not for a lack of trying, considering he fired 17 shots on goal. The offensively-minded blueliner will need to be step up his game in the Eastern Conference finals if the Lightning are going Kucherov was relatively absent versus Boston, as he managed a mere two points, compared to 10 points in the previous round against the Devils. The Russian's lack of production in the second round is certainly not for a lack of trying, considering he fired 17 shots on goal. The winger will need to be step up his game in the Eastern Conference finals if the Lightning are going to get past Washington
2018-05-07 analysis Kucherov was relatively absent versus Boston, as he managed a mere two points, compared to 10 points in the previous round against the Devils. The Russian's lack of production in the second round is certainly not for a lack of trying, considering he fired 17 shots on goal. The offensively-minded blueliner will need to be step up his game in the Eastern Conference finals if the Lightning are going
2018-05-07 update Kucherov notched an assist against the Bruins in Sunday's Game 5 clincher.
2018-04-21 analysis Kucherov set a Lightning record for most points in a playoff series with 10 (five goals, five assists). The team record had been held by Tyler Johnson, who had nine points against the Rangers in the 2015 Eastern Conference Final.
2018-04-21 update Kucherov scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-1 win against the Devils. With the win, the Lightning win the series 4-1.
2018-04-20 analysis The hit was violent and borderline high, but what made it seem worse was Vatanen's injury. The Devils' defender crumpled to the ice and didn't return. Kucherov's huge hit set the tone for what eventually was a Tampa win and a 3-1 series lead. Kucherov has been the Bolts' best player over the last three games and will be ready to push his team into Round 2 on Saturday.
2018-04-20 update Kucherov escaped suspension following a vicious hit on the Devils' Sami Vatanen in Game 4.
2018-04-19 analysis Kucherov has a point in every game of this series, and he's had multiple points in his last three contests. That's not surprising, though. The 24-year-old had 100 points this season, so we know he can score.
2018-04-19 update Kucherov scored two goals on seven shots and had an assist in a 3-1 win over the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4.
2018-04-17 analysis That's now six points (two goals, four assists) -- four of which came with the man advantage -- in three games for Kucherov so far these playoffs. While their power play remains lethal, the Bolts will need a better effort at even strength Wednesday if they want to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
2018-04-17 update Kucherov collected two assists, both on the power play, in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Devils.
2018-04-14 analysis Kucherov was awarded the goal when his centering pass into the crease was intercepted and then knocked into the Devils' net by Sami Vatanen. But a goal is a goal, no matter how is goes in. The points are Kucherov's first this postseason. There will be more. Many, many more.
2018-04-14 update Kucherov scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 5-3, Game 2 win over New Jersey.
2018-04-07 analysis While this was Kucherov's first multi-point showing since March 18, and he's also dropped well behind Connor McDavid in the scoring race, fantasy owners should still be thrilled with the Russian's elite production. He has Saturday's contest against Carolina to build on his first 100-point campaign, and Kucherov is also just one goal short of tying last season's career-high mark of 40.
2018-04-07 update Kucherov recorded a goal and an assist to reach the 100-point plateau during Friday's 7-5 win over Buffalo.
2018-03-18 analysis The 24-year-old now has an NHL-leading 93 points on the season, and Kucherov has 10 games left on the schedule to find the back of the net four more times and record his second consecutive 40-goal campaign. The Lightning are still trying to fend off the Bruins for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, so there's little reason to expect Kucherov's workload to get any lighter down the stre
2018-03-18 update Kucherov scored two goals, one on the power play, on six shots in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.
2018-03-14 analysis After missing two games with an upper-body injury, Kucherov has now marked the scoresheet in five consecutive games to improve to 91 points for the campaign. He's currently leading the Art Ross race and projects to remain an elite asset through the end of the season.
2018-03-14 update Kucherov registered three assists -- one on the power play -- and five shots during Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Ottawa.
2018-03-10 analysis His point streak stands at four games and six points, including five assists. Kucherov remains in top spot in the NHL scoring lead, but a red-hot Evgeni Malkin is breathing down his neck. This race could be a dog fight until season's end.
2018-03-10 update Kucherov scored his 34th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Canadiens.
2018-03-03 analysis This is bad news for Flyers netminder Petr Mrazek, as Kucherov leads the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) -- including a ridiculous 24 assists on the man advantage. He could even be a sneaky fantasy play since not everyone will be aware that he's back in action. The NHL point leader is a top-five playmaker, too. One of the helpers came on the man advantage, a place where Kucherov excels. Kooch has three multi-point games in his last four outings and he looks none the worse for wear following an upper body injury. Be sure he's active.
2018-03-03 update As expected, Kucherov will play Saturday afternoon against the Flyers, as he's listed on the NHL.com roster report. Kucherov (upper body) tallied a trio of assists in Saturday's 7-6 shootout win over Philadelphia.
2018-03-03 analysis Since the Lightning reportedly won't hold morning skate --presumably due to the early start time -- Kucherov's status will not be determined until warmups. The Bolts have gone into overtime in both games that the star winger's missed, splitting decisions against the Sabres and Stars, respectively. Kucherov is leading the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) through 63 games, so it should b This is bad news for Flyers netminder Petr Mrazek, as Kucherov leads the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) -- including a ridiculous 24 assists on the man advantage. He could even be a sneaky fantasy play since not everyone will be aware that he's back in action.
2018-03-03 update Kucherov (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the visiting Flyers on Saturday afternoon, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. As expected, Kucherov will play Saturday afternoon against the Flyers, as he's listed on the NHL.com roster report.
2018-03-03 injury_note Kucherov (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the visiting Flyers on Saturday afternoon, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969961678275252224">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-03-03 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-03-03 Injury Text Upper Body
2018-03-03 Date Injured 2018-03-03
2018-03-03 Injured Yes No
2018-03-03 injury_note Kucherov (upper body) will not play Thursday in Dallas, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969367810416762880">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports. Kucherov (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the visiting Flyers on Saturday afternoon, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969961678275252224">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-03-03 Date Injured 2018-03-01 2018-03-03
2018-03-03 analysis Since the Lightning reportedly won't hold morning skate --presumably due to the early start time -- Kucherov's status will not be determined until warmups. The Bolts have gone into overtime in both games that the star winger's missed, splitting decisions against the Sabres and Stars, respectively. Kucherov is leading the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) through 63 games, so it should b
2018-03-03 update Kucherov (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the visiting Flyers on Saturday afternoon, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
2018-03-01 analysis Kucherov ended up being scratched from Wednesday's game against the Sabres -- his first absence all season -- and it was evident from the Bolts' 2-1 home loss to the bottom dwellers of the Eastern Conference that the Russian was sorely missed. Given that Kucherov is an elite winger who commands universal ownership in fantasy leagues, there will be no shortage of media types prodding for more infor The NHL's leading scorer will miss his second straight game with the upper-body injury he suffered Monday against Toronto. Kucherov entered Monday's tilt with 18 points in his last 11 games. His next chance to suit up is Saturday against the Flyers.
2018-03-01 update Kucherov (upper body) took part in an optional skate Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports, adding that it remains unclear whether he'll play in the evening's road contest against the Stars. Kucherov (upper body) will not play Thursday in Dallas, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
2018-03-01 injury_note Kucherov (upper body) took part in an optional skate Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969263374625320966">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports, adding that it remains unclear whether he'll play in the evening's road contest against the Stars. Kucherov (upper body) will not play Thursday in Dallas, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969367810416762880">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-03-01 analysis Kucherov ended up being scratched from Wednesday's game against the Sabres -- his first absence all season -- and it was evident from the Bolts' 2-1 home loss to the bottom dwellers of the Eastern Conference that the Russian was sorely missed. Given that Kucherov is an elite winger who commands universal ownership in fantasy leagues, there will be no shortage of media types prodding for more infor
2018-03-01 update Kucherov (upper body) took part in an optional skate Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports, adding that it remains unclear whether he'll play in the evening's road contest against the Stars.
2018-03-01 injury_note As expected, Kucherov (upper body) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/968991879445524482">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports. Kucherov (upper body) took part in an optional skate Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/969263374625320966">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports, adding that it remains unclear whether he'll play in the evening's road contest against the Stars.
2018-03-01 Date Injured 2018-02-28 2018-03-01
2018-02-28 analysis All eyes will be on Kucherov's status leading up to this game, as he's tops in the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) -- including six goals and 24 helpers on the man advantage -- and is only four points away from a new career high. Given his extremely high profile, we'd expect there to be more light shed on his situation ahead of warmups. Kucherov is trending in the right direction in his recovery, but the Lightning shouldn't need him to take care of business against the lowly Sabres, who are an ugly 19-33-11 this season. The Russian winger, who currently leads the NHL with 82 points in 63 games, won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to return to the lineup, as Tampa Bay will be right back at it Thursday evening against
2018-02-28 update Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Kucherov (upper body) is "leaning toward doubtful" for Wednesday's home game against the Sabres, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. As expected, Kucherov (upper body) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
2018-02-28 injury_note Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Kucherov (upper body) is "leaning toward doubtful" for Wednesday's home game against the Sabres, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/968884372945494016">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports. As expected, Kucherov (upper body) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/968991879445524482">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports.
2018-02-28 analysis All eyes will be on Kucherov's status leading up to this game, as he's tops in the league with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) -- including six goals and 24 helpers on the man advantage -- and is only four points away from a new career high. Given his extremely high profile, we'd expect there to be more light shed on his situation ahead of warmups.
2018-02-28 update Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Kucherov (upper body) is "leaning toward doubtful" for Wednesday's home game against the Sabres, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
2018-02-28 injury_note Kucherov (upper body) has a chance to play Wednesday against the Sabres, the <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2018/02/26/nikita-kucherov-leaves-game-with-upper-body-injury/">Tampa Bay Times</a> reports. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Kucherov (upper body) is "leaning toward doubtful" for Wednesday's home game against the Sabres, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/968884372945494016">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports.
2018-02-28 Date Injured 2018-02-26 2018-02-28
2018-02-27 injury_note Kucherov won't return to Monday's contest against Toronto after sustaining an upper-body injury during the first period, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/968311530688339968">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports. Kucherov (upper body) has a chance to play Wednesday against the Sabres, the <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2018/02/26/nikita-kucherov-leaves-game-with-upper-body-injury/">Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-02-27 analysis The 24-year-old was only able to log six shifts in the game, and although the team was able to confirm the malady was upper-body related, the severity is largely unknown. Kucherov currently sits only three tallies away from from his career high point total of 85, and although Joe Smith further reported he didn't suffer a concussion or break a bone, his status should be firmly updated before Wednes Kucherov exited Monday's game against the Maple Leafs after just one period with an upper-body injury that apparently wasn't concussion-related, but the exact details still haven't been revealed. If he's unable to play Wednesday, Cory Conacher might see the biggest uptick in playing time.
2018-02-27 update Kucherov won't return to Monday's contest against Toronto after sustaining an upper-body injury during the first period, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kucherov (upper body) has a chance to play Wednesday against the Sabres, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
2018-02-26 analysis Burns apparently got stood up hard on a check in the first period of the Bolts' tilt against the Leafs. He continued to play, but didn't look himself. We're holding our breath just like the Bolts are -- Kucherov is a critical piece for fantasy squads as they head toward season's end. The 24-year-old was only able to log six shifts in the game, and although the team was able to confirm the malady was upper-body related, the severity is largely unknown. Kucherov currently sits only three tallies away from from his career high point total of 85, and although Joe Smith further reported he didn't suffer a concussion or break a bone, his status should be firmly updated before Wednes
2018-02-26 update Kucherov did not come out for the second period of Monday's game against Toronto, reports Brian Burns of NHL.com. Kucherov won't return to Monday's contest against Toronto after sustaining an upper-body injury during the first period, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
2018-02-26 injury_note Kucherov won't return to Monday's contest against Toronto after sustaining an upper-body injury during the first period, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/968311530688339968">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-02-26 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-26 Injury Text Upper Body
2018-02-26 Date Injured 2018-02-26
2018-02-26 Injured No Yes
2018-02-26 analysis Burns apparently got stood up hard on a check in the first period of the Bolts' tilt against the Leafs. He continued to play, but didn't look himself. We're holding our breath just like the Bolts are -- Kucherov is a critical piece for fantasy squads as they head toward season's end.
2018-02-26 update Kucherov did not come out for the second period of Monday's game against Toronto, reports Brian Burns of NHL.com.
2018-02-25 analysis Kucherov is riding a nine-game, 16-point scoring streak that includes six goals and 10 assists. Kooch remains on top of the NHL scoring lead with 82 points. Lock him in and reap the rewards.
2018-02-25 update Kucherov scored a goal and an assist on the power play in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Montreal.
2018-02-23 analysis The Russian winger is now seven points ahead in the Art Ross race, and he's also riding an eight-game point streak consisting of five goals, nine assists and four multi-point showings. Perhaps even more impressive, Kucherov has only gone multiple outings without marking the scoresheet three times all season.
2018-02-23 update Kucherov recorded two assists during Thursday's 4-3 win over Ottawa.
2018-02-18 analysis Kucherov's point streak stands at six games and 11 points (four goals, seven points). His 77 points are eight from his closest competitor and he remains the only player on track to top 100 points. You know what to do.
2018-02-18 update Kucherov delivered an assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey.
2018-02-15 analysis Two of Kucherov's points came on the power play, giving him a whopping 27 points with the extra man. The league's leading scorer now has 76 points in 58 games, making him one of the biggest fantasy forces in the NHL.
2018-02-15 update Kucherov had a goal on six shots and added three assists in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Thursday.
2018-02-13 analysis The Russian winger has started to heat back up with three goals and four assists through his past five games, and he was also the driving force behind the Lightning's comeback to tie the game 3-3 in the third. He's now three points clear of Johnny Gaudreau for tops in the NHL, and Kucherov's recent uptick in production is coming at the perfect time for fantasy owners.
2018-02-13 update Kucherov recorded a goal, an assist and four shots during Monday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.
2018-02-11 analysis It was his 29th, which is good enough for four-way tie for third in the NHL. Kucherov appears to be heating up again. He has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last four games.
2018-02-11 update Kucherov scored the game-winner on the power play in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
2018-02-08 analysis Kucherov ended an 11-game goal drought in the first period and rode that momentum to a terrific performance, which included a power-play helper in the final minutes of the third. The league's points leader is proving that he won't cede the podium to a number of hard-charging candidates without a fight, as Kucherov's now three clear of the nearest competition with 68 points.
2018-02-08 update Kucherov erupted for a goal, a power-play assist and a game-high seven shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over Vancouver.
2018-02-06 analysis It's been a month since Kucherov has tickled the twine, although he has contributed seven assists in that 11-game span. He's too talented to see this continue and will likely go on a goal binge once he shakes off the demons. But right now, the entire Bolts' squad seems as though their engine needs a tune-up. They should snap out of it and so should Kooch. Be patient.
2018-02-06 update Kucherov is in a season-long 11-game goal drought.
2018-02-04 analysis Kucherov hasn't been as productive as usual of late, getting held off the scoresheet in five of seven games. The Russian forward looked he was was back on track in Vancouver, showcasing his slick playmaking ability and firing three shots on goal. Kucherov has been a fantasy monster this season and is currently sitting on 66 points in 52 games. He was named second star of the game Saturday and simp
2018-02-04 update Kucherov dished out two assists in Saturday's win over Vancouver.
2018-01-26 analysis Kucherov hadn't put up a multi-point effort since December, so this was a welcome relief to him, the Bolts and his owners. The competition is closing and Nathan MacKinnon is now just three points back. Kucherov remains Art Ross bound, but he will need to get back to his 2017 excellence to deliver the hardware.
2018-01-26 update Kucherov picked up two assists in Thursday's 5-1 victory over the Flyers.
2018-01-18 analysis Remarkably, it was Kucherov's first power-play point in 2018. He continues to lead the NHL with 61 points overall.
2018-01-18 update Kucherov picked up a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
2018-01-07 analysis Both he and Alexander Ovechkin scored Sunday, so they remain tied at the top of the NHL. Kucherov has a three-game, three-point streak on the go right now and his consistency this season is legendary. He has been held off the scoresheet just seven times in 42 games and never for more than two games. Kucherov's star continues to shine.
2018-01-07 update Kucherov scored his league-leading 27th goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings.
2018-01-05 analysis The goal was his 26th and tied him with Alexander Ovechkin for the NHL lead. Kucherov's 10-game scoring streak had come to an end against Toronto on Tuesday, but he's right back at it. He leads the league with 57 points.
2018-01-05 update Kucherov scored the Lightning's only regulation goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Canadiens.
2017-12-31 analysis He also regained sole possession of the goal-scoring lead in the NHL with 25 goals. Kucherov already has an NHL-best 12-game streak this season, but that's in peril with the hot sauce he continues to pour on his game. The best part? His 17.8 shooting percentage is only marginally higher than his career mark (14.9), so there is unlikely to be a lull in his excellence.
2017-12-31 update Kucherov pushed his point streak to 10 games and 16 points with a goal and assist in Sunday's 5-0 road victory in Columbus.
2017-12-30 analysis Dec. 7 marks the last time Kucherov failed to get on the score sheet, putting up 14 points in the past three weeks. He's leading the league for the Ross Trophy, making him a no-brainer. The last time Kucherov failed to get on the scoresheet was Dec. 7, and he's put up 14 points in the past three weeks. He's leading the league for the Ross Trophy with 54 points in 37 games and is showing no signs of slowing down on Tampa Bay's high-powered top line.
2017-12-30 analysis Dec. 7 marks the last time Kucherov failed to get on the score sheet, putting up 14 points in the past three weeks. He's leading the league for the Ross Trophy, making him a no-brainer.