Uh oh, Nikita Kucherov might be hurt
As much as this Tampa Bay Lightning - Montreal Canadiens means right now, losing Nikita Kucherov would hang a dark cloud over any result for the Bolts.
There hasn’t been an update yet regarding whether Kucherov is actually injured - or if this is a minor vs. significant issue - but there are concerns after he fell into the boards during tonight’s game.
You can see the fall in video form above the headline and also in this GIF from Stephanie Hail:
Update: After Montreal’s 3-1 win, Jon Cooper said that he doesn’t know much about the injury, although he is ruling out a concussion, according to reporters including Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.