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As the Tampa Bay Lightning keep winning, Nikita Kucherov continues to play a role in the team's goals.
The Russian extended his scoring streak to 12 games in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was Tampa Bay's eighth consecutive victory.
Kucherov, 26, produced his 43rd assist of the campaign on Mikhail Sergachev's second-period tally in the battle of Eastern Conference contenders.
Over in the Western Conference, Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars put up the lone hat trick during a Tuesday slate that featured a handful of multi-goal performances.