Watch: “Dmitry” Kucherov scores on his first NHL shot
Yesterday we told you about how the Tampa Bay Lightning had called up Nikita Kucherov, one of their top prospects, in an effort to jump-start their offense. And, lo and behold, Kucherov scored a goal in his first NHL game, on his first shift, on his first shot, to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead over the Rangers (Tampa Bay would go on to win 5-0. Consider the scoring drought over).
Of course, the moment was somewhat lessened by the Tampa Bay broadcaster Rick Peckahm calling him “Dmitri” Kucherov. What, Peckham- all Russians look the same to you? (Just kidding)