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NHL All-Star Game snubs

The roster for the NHL All-Star Game was finalized Saturday when the league announced the final 36 selections. As always, there are several “snubs” who deserved to make the roster but were not chosen. This is always going to happen when all 30 teams have to send at least one player to the game. The event will be hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena on Jan...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov lead way for Lightning in rout of Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Ondrej Palat had a goal and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning reclaimed the Eastern Conference lead with a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Nikita Kucherov scored twice and added an assist, and linemate Tyler Johnson set up three goals for Tampa Bay (24-11-4), which is one point ahead of the New York Islanders. Matthew Carle and Anton...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Luck swings back in Lightning's favor before five-game road trip

TAMPA, Fla. -- To most reasonable eyes, the Tampa Bay Lightning were lucky on Thursday to snap a two-game losing skid in regulation. To most reasonable eyes, they were benefactors of kind bounces on a pair of Nikita Kucherov goals. So what? Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena resembled more mud wrestling than a work by Monet. Still, few will recall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kucherov scores both goals in Lightning's victory over Hurricanes

  Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov scored the winner when his pass went off Carolina defenseman Ron Hainsey and into the net with 30.3 seconds to play. Lightning backup Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves in his 353rd NHL victory, two away from tying Rogie Vachon for 17th...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kucherov scores late third-period goal to lead Lightning past Hurricanes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov scored the winner when his pass went off Carolina defenseman Ron Hainsey and into the net with 30.3 seconds to play. Lightning backup Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves in his 353rd NHL victory, two away from tying Rogie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kucherov has 2 goals; Lightning top Hurricanes 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov scored the winner when his pass went off Carolina defenseman Ron Hainsey and into the net with 30.3 seconds to play. Lightning backup Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves in his 353rd NHL victory, two away from tying Rogie...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Who? Nikita Kucherov Is Stepping Up

Recently some had speculated that when Ryan Callahan went down with an injury it would be Nikita Kucherov (3 G, 6 SOG, +2) that would step up to the Stamkos line. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Instead he’s found some seriously strong chemistry with line mates Ondrej Palat (1 A, 1 SOG, +2) and Tyler Johnson (4 A, 3 SOG, +2) on what is fast becoming one of the better lines in hockey...
Via Razzball Hockey
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikita Kucherov the latest youngster to electrify the Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikita Kucherov's voice drowned in the sounds of celebration. His first career hat trick was a large reason why the Tampa Bay Lightning's dressing room was filled with upbeat music with bass that bounced off the walls, these minutes sweet relief after the sting of a five-goal loss to Minnesota three days earlier. In the moments after his team's sixth victory became...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning top Sens 4-3 in shootout

Nikita Kucherov scored the lone shootout goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night. Kucherov beat Craig Anderson on the first shot during the shootout, while Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all three shots he faced. Tyler Johnson, B.J. Crombeen and Ondrej Palat scored in regulation for the Lightning, who had lost each of their previous...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikita Kucherov lifts Lightning past Senators in shootout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Nikita Kucherov scored the lone shootout goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night. Kucherov beat Craig Anderson on the first shot during the shootout, while Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all three shots he faced. Tyler Johnson, B.J. Crombeen and Ondrej Palat scored in regulation for the Lightning, who had lost each...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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