Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov earns beer endorsement after trolling Montreal fans following Cup victory

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov set the hockey world abuzz following Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup clinching victory over the Montreal Canadiens, chugging Bud Light while shirtless during his post-game press conference and then subsequently mocking Montreal fans for having “acted like they won the Stanley Cup” after their lone victory of the series. Winning … Read more

Nikita Kucherov FaceTiming former Detroit Red Wing Igor Larionov with Stanley Cup is legendary

On Wednesday night, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched their second-straight Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens. Following the game, according to Igor Larionov II, Kucherov FaceTimed former Detroit Red Wings star Igor Larionov and it was pretty epic. Here is how the younger Larionov said the conversation played out. The student … Read more

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Tampa Bay Lightning star played with fractured rib for final six games of Stanley Cup Playoffs

On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched their second-straight Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens. The leading scorer in the playoffs was Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, who racked up 32 points (8 goals 24 assists). According to his agent Dan Milstein, Kucherov played the final six games of the playoffs with a fractured … Read more

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov trolls Montreal Canadiens fans following 2nd straight Cup win

Talk about kicking an already disappointed fan base when they’re down! The Tampa Bay Lightning repeated as Stanley Cup champions late Wednesday night, defeating the Montreal Canadiens in a thrilling 1-0 Game 5 and lifting the Cup for the second year in a row. Naturally, you’re going to be feeling pretty good right about now … Read more

WATCH: Tampa Bay F Nikita Kucherov fools Buffalo G Robin Lehner

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Most players like to make a move or shoot the puck in a shootout. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov did something a little different and it might of been an accident. Watch as Kucherov fools Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner. WARNING: This dangle is simply DISGUSTING. https://t.co/AVaB5COUvn — NHL (@NHL) March 5, 2017 Did … Read more

Palat’s late goal puts Red Wings on brink of elimination, Bolts win 3-2

RED WINGS vs. LIGHTNING 28 SOG 33 0/4 POWER PLAY 3/5 32 FACE-OFF WINS 36 12 BLOCKED SHOTS 14 22 HITS 21 7 GIVEAWAYS 5 1st Period Lots of feeling out per se, for the first 5 to 6 minutes. Justin Abdelkader headed to the box for holding. 9 seconds in on the Tampa Bay man … Read more

Johnson cruises Lightning to a 5-2 Game 2 victory over Red Wings

RED WINGS at LIGHTNING 32 SOG 31 1/5 POWER PLAY 1/6 35 FACE-OFF WINS 34 14 BLOCKED SHOTS 15 30 HITS 30 9 GIVEAWAYS 8 1st Period Two minutes into the first, Alex Killorn headed to the box for holding. The Red Wings didn’t do much on their first man advantage of the game. Tampa Bay had their … Read more

Kucherov propels Tampa Bay’s offense, as Lightning win 3-2

RED WINGS at LIGHTNING 36 SOG 34 0/5 POWER PLAY 0/4 28 FACE-OFF WINS 36 10 BLOCKED SHOTS 15 35 HITS 37 4 GIVEAWAYS 10 1st Period Lots of feeling each other out for the first couple minutes. Nearing the seven minute mark of the first period, Tampa Bay got a 3-on-2 opportunity. Tyler Johnson fed the … Read more

Red Wings vs. Lightning: DSN writer predictions

It’s time for playoff hockey! Of course, that also means that each of us here at the DSN Red Wings chapter have been working hard on making our predictions for how the Red Wings/Lightning series will shake out. Here’s what we came up with: Shae Brophy – Author For the Wings, “just getting there” is getting … Read more

Defensive struggles, missed opportunities haunt Red Wings, lose to Lightning 6-2

RED WINGS at LIGHTNING 25 SOG 34 1/1 POWER PLAY 1/4 26 HITS 14 32 FACE-OFF WINS 24 6 GIVEAWAYS 9 3 BLOCKED SHOTS 14 1st Period The Detroit Red Wings would get an early chance to strike first. Shortly after the initial puck drop, Ben Bishop carelessly gave away the puck. Anthony Mantha jumped on the … Read more

Video: Niklas Kronwall steamrolls Nikita Kucherov, NHL to review

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall delivered the hit of the series during Monday evening when he sized up and unloaded upon Tampa Bay winger Nikita Kucherov. Now, Kronwall will play the waiting game while the NHL weighs the legality of his explosive play. Niklas Kronwall has hearing this afternoon for charging/illegal hit to head on … Read more