Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins two MVP honors

San Francisco Chronicle
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins two MVP honors
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins two MVP honors

Nikita Kucherov won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday, receiving the NHL's highest honors for his 128-point regular season for the Lightning. The Russian right wing also formally picked up the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer at the hockey world's annual Las Vegas ceremony. Kucherov, 26, received 164 of 171 first-place votes in the voting for the Hart Trophy. “It's a huge night for me and my family,” Kucherov said. “But the main thing is (the) Stanley Cup. We want to make sure we work harder than we thought we did (last season). All these individual (awards), it's obviously nice, but the main thing is (the) Stanley Cup for me.” Andrei Vasilevskiy, Kucherov's teammate,

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