LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a strong start last season www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com , only to lose momentum after Christmas.They aren’t about to let that happen again, as the Los Angeles Kings found out.Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the Kings 6-2 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.“This group has been together for quite a while, so we know what we’re capable of,” Tampa Bay forward Ryan Callahan said. “Make sure we continue to rise and continue to play well, not have that dip we had last year, and so far out of the break we’ve done that.”The NHL-leading Lightning have earned at least one point in 16 consecutive games — the longest streak in the league this season. They are 15-0-1 during the run.“We’re on a good stretch, obviously, and we’re having fun with it,” Callahan said. “We’re coming to the rink and we’re ready to work is the biggest thing. Tonight was no different.”Steven Stamkos added a goal and two assists Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Authentic , and Brayden Point had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves for his sixth consecutive win.Austin Wagner and Drew Doughty scored for the Kings, who have lost three of four. Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots.The Lightning jumped out in front 3-0 in the first period, with Kucherov getting his 400th NHL point by scoring during a 5-on-3 power play at 6:28.“He’s dangerous every time he’s on the ice, and you give our team a 5-on-3 there at the beginning, you kind of expect Kucher and these guys to put it in the back of the net,” Mathieu Joseph said.Kucherov has eight goals and 19 assists during a 12-game point streak. He has scored in five straight games and has seven consecutive multipoint games, getting at least four points in three of his past five.Point made it 2-0 at 7:53 during the same two-man advantage, and Callahan scored on a breakaway at 14:05.“When you play a team like that, you know you have to play well or they can make you look bad in your own rink, so our guys were ready ’cause they knew that could happen Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Authentic ,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said.Ryan McDonagh pushed it to 4-0 just 25 seconds into the second period before Wagner scored at 7:55 for the Kings. Stamkos scored a power-play goal at 17:05.Joseph extended the lead to 6-1 at 10:04 of the third period as the Lightning scored at least six goals for the fourth time in five games.As dominant as the offense was, Callahan was just as pleased with the defensive effort.Tampa Bay has allowed three goals over the past two games after conceding a total of 10 in the previous two outings, though Doughty scored a second goal for Los Angeles on the power play at 17:36.“The quicker you nip it and the quicker you realize areas that you need to improve in even when you’re winning, the better off you are as a team and we’re doing that,” Callahan said.NOTES: Kucherov is the first player from the 2011 draft to reach the 400-point milestone. … Point has three goals and 10 assists during an eight-game point streak. … Lightning D Victor Hedman had an assist for the fifth straight game. … Kings forward Dustin Brown played in his 1,077th career game, tying Luc Robitaille for second-most in Kings history.UP NEXTLightning: Conclude their three-game California road trip at San Jose on Saturday.Kings: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. DETROIT — The Ottawa Senators will likely have left winger Bobby Ryan back when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.Ryan, 31, who has six goals and 18 points in 29 games, has missed three games with a concussion.“It’s a concussion thing Winnipeg Jets Hats Authentic , so the minute he’s cleared (he’ll play), and he’s doing really good,” Senators coach Guy Boucher told the Ottawa Sun after the team arrived in Detroit on Wednesday. “So if his baseline is clear, then that’s a clear one and, hopefully, we get good news from that.Article continues below ...“Of course, that’s what I’m hoping. But what I’m hoping and what’s reality is often not the same. From what I hear, things are going good, I just have to wait to see now if they have taken the last step.”Ottawa (13-15-4) is also without veteran forwards Matt Duchene and Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and defensemen Mark Borowiecki and Dylan DeMelo because of injuries.“Whenever you get guys like that back Custom Winnipeg Jets Jerseys , it also gives the young guys a bit more breathing room because they don’t feel the pressure is on them,” Boucher said. “It’s a fine line between giving them ice and responsibilities. Sometimes they have too much.“You’ve got to navigate it, but it’s hard to do when you’ve got that many guys injured; it’s actually impossible to do when you have that many guys injured, and that’s where we’re at. When you get guys back who can sustain what you’re doing, it’s hard for the opponent and it’s easier for you. It’s a double effect.”The Red Wings (14-14-4) have been struggling on the power play. They have converted only 2-of-31 power plays in their past 14 games, which is a big dip from their first 18 games (13-of-54).“The one hard thing about our power play is we don’t get very many of them, so then it’s hard to get any kind of rhythm,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill told www.mlive.com.He tried using centers Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen on the same unit in Tuesday night’s 6-2 road loss to the Washington Capitals.“Moving Larks (Larkin) into that bumper spot and moving (Andreas Athanasiou) to the half-wall spot, where it’s more run through him as opposed to running the other side and being a one-timer, we’re hoping to get some chemistry going.” Blashill said.The Red Wings have had only one power play in each of their past two games and 85 for the season. They had 106 through 32 games in 2017-18.“We’ve been in a lot of games where there hasn’t been a whole lot called www.officialknightsproshop.com ,” Blashill said. “Since the beginning of the year, when we were leading the league in power plays given up, we’ve been in lots of games after that where there hasn’t been much called either way. Do I sense it’s relaxing? I don’t know. I think every game takes a life of its own. I can’t say sit there and say a bunch of games they’ve missed lots of calls on either side. They generally do a real good job. Maybe it’s just the way the game has been.”Defensemen Mike Green and Jonathan Ericsson didn’t practice Thursday. Blashill said they are both banged up and questionable for Friday night. Detroit is carrying two extra defensemen, Luke Witkowski and Brian Lashoff.