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NIKITA KUCHEROV RUMORS

“The Triplets” line could make or break Tampa Bay Lightning

Better known as Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, “The Triplets” or “TKO” line is emerging as one of the best lines in hockey. Moving into the playoffs, this triple threat of speed, skill and shooting is looking to make a splash in the postseason for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Without a doubt, they […] The post “The Triplets” line could make or break Tampa...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning score twice in 3rd, rally for victory over Panthers

  Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov scored in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Kucherov tied it at 3 with a wraparound for his 27th goal at 1:30. Callahan skated from behind the net and snapped a shot past Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo from the left circle with 2:28 left on the clock. Brenden Morrow and...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gunn: A “Triplets” Photo Tribute

They’ve got 61 goals, 98 assists and 159 points so far this season. They are three of the top four in +/- in the NHL with a combined +89. Tampa Bay Lightning stars Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson make up the “Triplets” line and this is how our photographer Christine Gunn sees them.  Follow me on Twitter @ChristineLRM  and please “like”...
Via Lightning Shout
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 10, 2015  |  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

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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