Vet­eran for­ward Matt Duch­ene pro­pel­ling team with goal-ori­ented per­for­mances.

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

TAMPA BAY AT COLORADO Spot­light on Nikita Kucherov:

7 p.m. Tues­day, NBCSN; 950 AM The Light­ning right winger scored in over­time Satur­day at Van­cou­ver for a 3-2 win over the Canucks. Kucherov, 22, has three goals in his past four games, help­ing Tampa Bay go 3-1 in that stretch. Kucherov had 29 goals last sea­son and 10 more in the play­offs, es­tab­lish­ing him as a key of­fen­sive player for the Bolts, who won the East­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship.

Matt Duch­ene pushes the puck past Coy­otes de­fense­man Nick­las Gross­mann at the Pepsi Cen­ter on Dec. 27. Duch­ene leads the Avalanche with 21 goals. David Zalubowski, The As­so­ci­ated Press

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