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Lightning down Coyotes for sixth straight win

(TSX / STATS) -- GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning needed only 41 seconds in the first period -- barely the length of a single shift -- to show why they have the NHL's best record, its two top scorers and its hottest goaltender.

And, conversely, why the Arizona Coyotes are saddled with the NHL's worst record, be it home or away.

Nikita Kucherov scored for a third consecutive game and set up one of two quick Tampa Bay goals early on, and the league-leading Lightning won a season-high sixth straight game by beating the Coyotes 4-1 Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov42
Plus/Minus: A. Stralman23
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov103
PIM: V. Hedman22
Win: A. Vasilevskiy20
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 112 (1)
Shots: 958 (19)
PP%: 27.7% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 243 (26)
Assists: 203 (1)
SH Goals: 5 (8)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 23 6 2 48
Toronto 20 12 1 41
Boston 15 10 4 34
Montreal 14 14 4 32
Detroit 11 13 7 29
Florida 12 15 5 29
Ottawa 10 13 7 27
Buffalo 8 18 6 22
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 73 (30)
Shots Against: 951 (21)
PK%: 82.8% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 291 (16)
Shutouts: 3 (6)
Sv%: 0.923 (2)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/1 B. Coburn Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/8 J. McBain Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
12/4 J. McBain Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/3 J. McBain Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
12/3 C. Paquette Suspension Over
12/2 J. McBain Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/1 C. Conacher Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/1 C. DiDomenico Waived
11/30 C. Paquette Suspended One game by NHL for boarding
11/26 C. Conacher Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
11/25 C. DiDomenico Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL (conditioning)
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