Lightning’s Top 5 Performers in Round 3 vs the Rangers

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2. Nikita Kucherov

There can’t be a top-five list that doesn’t include both Vasilevskiy and Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov had an amazing series, setting up the most important goals of the series and cementing the argument for him to win the Conn Smythe this season if the Lightning win the cup. With three goals, five assists, and eight points, as well as setting up the most important goal of the series scored by the next player on this list, Kucherov became one of, if not the most important player of the series.