Nikita Kucherov ends goal drought, Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver Canucks 5-2

WFTSPublished: February 9, 2018
Published: February 9, 2018

Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a strong start in their first home game in three weeks. Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 5-3 trip. Vancouver's Brock Boeser scored his 26th goal and Anders Nilsson stopped 31 shots.

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