NHL Hockey

Tampa eyes 12th win in row, visits Vegas

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tampa Bay will put the longest winning streak in the NHL this season on the line Thursday night when it faces the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas.

The Lightning won their 11th game in a row Monday night at Colorado, 4-3, on Nikita Kucherov's breakaway goal at 3:03 into overtime. The 11-game win streak broke the franchise record of 10 straight set last season and tied earlier this season. Tampa Bay is only the second franchise in NHL history with two double-digit win streaks in the same season, joining the Boston Bruins in both 1929-30 and 1970-71.

Kucherov, who leads the team in goals (29), assists (44) and points (73), stole the puck from Nathan MacKinnon and then raced down the ice and slipped the puck between the pads of Pavel Francouz for the win.


Rank Player Pts G A
1 L. Draisaitl, Edm953461
2 D. Pastrnak, Bos844341
3 N. MacKinnon, Col843351
4 C. McDavid, Edm813051
5 A. Panarin, NYR793049
6 J. Eichel, Buf753342
7 P. Kane, Chi752748
8 B. Marchand, Bos752352
9 N. Kucherov, TB732944
10 A. Matthews, Tor724329
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 T. Rask, Bos2.04
2 T. Jarry, Pit2.13
3 D. Kuemper, Ari2.17
4 E. Merzlikins, Cls2.29
5 J. Halak, Bos2.31
6 A. Khudobin, Dal2.33
7 J. Allen, StL2.36
8 B. Bishop, Dal2.37
9 I. Samsonov, Was2.38
10 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.42
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