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The Buzzer: Kucherov, Point dazzle again

Three stars 1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning Kucherov extended his point streak to 10 games in style with a four-point night as the Lightning crushed the New Jersey Devils 5-1. Kucherov scored the game’s opening goal and then assisted on three of the team’s next four goals. No. 86 has five goals and 24 points during his 10-game heater. 2. Kevin Fiala, Nashville Predators Goals had been few and far between for Fiala up until last week. Since Nov. 27 — four games now — Fiala has three goals in that span and now five on the season. Fiala’s second-period marker proved to be the game winner as Pekka Rinne did the rest, stopping 21 shots to put Nashville alone atop the Western Conference standings. 3. Brayden Point, Tampa B ...