Nikita Kucherov Back In Lineup, Scores Early Goal

Kucherov Goal Ties Game At 1-1 In First Period

Nikita Kucherov has been a healthy scratch in five consecutive games and seven of the past eight. Back in the lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators he found the back of the net at the 5:07 mark with assists to Tyler Johnson (25) and J.T. Brown (13).

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