Kucherov notches second straight 100-point NHL season
Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov became the first player in the NHL this season to hit the 100-point mark on Thursday.
He did it with a beautiful two-on-one breakaway in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres.
Kucherov now has 30 goals and 70 assists this season.
Here are five stats around Kucherov's second straight 100-point season.
6 – Kucherov is just the sixth player in NHL history to record 100 points in 62 games or fewer.
4 – The 25-year-old winger is just the fourth Russian player in NHL history to record 100 points in back-to-back seasons.
1 – Kucherov is the first player in Lightning history to score 100 points in multiple seasons.
Remember. This. Name.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 22, 2019
Nikita Kucherov is the first player in #Bolts franchise history to record multiple 100-point seasons (and he did it back-to-back).
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13 – Kucherov's 70 assists coming into Thursday's game were 13 more than any other player in the NHL (Blake Wheeler, 57).
8, 16, 21 – Kucherov's 100 points are eight more than the man closest to him (Patrick Kane, 92), 16 more than the man in third (Connor McDavid, 84) and 21 more than the guy in fourth (Johnny Gaudreau, 79).