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Kucherov, Lightning beat Canucks 5-2 in fight-filled game

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to reach 50 points this season and lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Tuesday night.

A feisty Canucks squad kept pace with Tampa Bay in a heated game marked by a flurry of fights, but couldn't overpower the top team in the NHL.

Cedric Paquette, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning (26-7-2). Tampa Bay has not lost in regulation since Nov. 27.

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Leaders
Points: E. Pettersson35
Plus/Minus: E. Pettersson11
Shots on Goal: B. Horvat94
PIM: A. Roussel69
Win: J. Markstrom13
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 109 (10)
Shots: 1011 (21)
PP%: 19.1% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 351 (2)
Assists: 173 (16)
SH Goals: 6 (3)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Calgary 22 11 2 46
San Jose 19 11 5 43
Anaheim 19 12 5 43
Vegas 19 15 2 40
Edmonton 18 14 3 39
Vancouver 16 17 4 36
Arizona 14 17 2 30
Los Angeles 12 20 3 27
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 116 (4)
Shots Against: 1118 (6)
PK%: 77.4% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 325 (6)
Shutouts: 0 (30)
Sv%: 0.896 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/29 B. Sutter Upper-body injury (IR)
10/24 S. Baertschi Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/15 M. Eliot Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
12/13 P. Palmu Assigned to European Team TPS Turku-Finland
12/4 S. Gagner Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
12/3 J. Leivo Traded for Michael Carcone
12/2 B. Leipsic Waived
11/27 R. Boucher Sent to minors Utica-AHL
11/26 D. Archibald Sent to minors Utica-AHL
11/24 D. Archibald Waived
11/22 R. Boucher Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
11/22 B. Gaunce Sent to minors Utica-AHL
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