NHL

#86
Nikita Kucherov
G A Pts
17 16 33
Team: Tampa Bay Lightning Height: 5-11 Born: 6/17/1993
Position: RWWeight: 178 Birthplace: Maykop, Russia

Latest News
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 20 17 16 33 11 16 3 0 4 79 21.52
Career 305 125 142 267 74 135 34 0 20 827 15.11

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