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Tampa Bay Lightning (34-29-9)


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Kucherov scores 3, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Nikita Kucherov helped the Tampa Bay Lightning get a big win in the playoff push.

Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak and helping them pull three points behind the Bruins for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

"It's huge," Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin said. "We didn't have room for error tonight, but we can't be too high on ourselves."

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov73
Plus/Minus: N. Kucherov10
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov220
PIM: C. Paquette80
Win: P. Budaj28
Shutouts: P. Budaj7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 193 (18)
Shots: 2166 (20)
PP%: 22.0% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 782 (3)
Assists: 332 (18)
SH Goals: 3 (25)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Montreal 41 24 9 91
Ottawa 41 24 8 90
Toronto 35 23 15 85
Boston 38 30 6 82
Tampa Bay 35 29 9 79
Florida 32 30 11 75
Buffalo 30 32 12 72
Detroit 29 32 11 69
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 199 (14)
Shots Against: 2181 (19)
PK%: 80.6% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 812 (1)
Shutouts: 3 (26)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/10 T. Johnson Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/10 C. Paquette Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
1/8 R. Callahan Right hip (IR)
11/16 S. Stamkos Torn meniscus (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/21 L. Hajek Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/20 J. Vermin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/19 B. Froese Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/19 J. Vermin Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/18 J. Vermin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/16 B. Froese Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/15 B. Froese Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/13 B. Froese Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/13 M. Peca Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/11 M. Peca Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
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