Lightning one win from East final with OT win vs. Islanders (w/ video)
- On Tampa Bay’s only Stanley Cup team, Richards won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with 12 goals.
- Sounds a lot like Kucherov, whose tying goal eight minutes into the third period Friday enabled the Lightning to pull off a 2-1 overtime victory over the Islanders in Game 4, giving it a commanding 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.
- All three of Kucherov’s goals in this series have been in the third period. “
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@TBTimes_JSmith: “Andreychuk says Kucherov reminds him of Richards in ’04 Cup run. If Kucherov keeps it up, he’ll win Conn Smythe too”
NEW YORK — Watching wing Nikita Kucherov deliver in these playoffs, former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk said it reminds him of Brad Richards in 2004.
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