Kucherov hears “M-V-P” chants as Tampa Bay Lightning star joins elite of the elite

TAMPA - Chants broke out inside Amalie Arena on Wednesday that echoed through the rafters right on through to the bowels of the building. They resonated throughout the hockey world.

M-V-P . . . M-V-P . . . M-V-P . . . M-V-P

The chants were for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.

"That was cool,'' Kucherov said.

Kucherov joined the elite of the elite on Wednesday when he collected the primary assist on Brayden Point's power play goal at the 17:05 mark of the second period. The assist was his 100th of the regular season in 82 games.

One-hundred Assists

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