Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night.
Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player this season with his 30th goal. He got there in just 62 games, only one extra contest than it took Super Mario Lemieux in 1996-97.
Kucherov is the first player in Lightning franchise history to record multiple 100-point seasons and is the seventh player in the past 20 years with back-to-back such campaigns.
The 25-year-old Kucherov is also the fourth Russian-born player to record consecutive 100-point seasons in NHL history, joining Pavel Bure, Evgeni Malkin, and Alex Ovechkin. Source: TSN.ca
The Tampa Lightning are far and away the best team in hockey when you look at the current NHL standing, they have a whopping 98 points in 62 games. that is 47 Wins, with a crazy +81 goal differential.