Panthers players star at 2015 IIHF World Championship
MAY 18, 1:00p ET | Jameson Olive
Rotowire: Mar 30 / 12:00p ET
News: Kulikov recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's win over the Senators.
Impact: Kulikov one of three special-teams goals on the day for the Panthers, who drew within one point of the Senators for ninth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory. The 24-year-old blueliner has three goals and 20 points in 67 games this season.
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 11:21p ET
News: Kulikov notched a Gordie Howe hat trick Thursday against the Stars, with a goal, an assist and a fight. He ended up with seven PIM and a plus-1 rating.
Impact: A terrific game for Kulikov, who had gone eight straight without reaching the scoresheet. He flashes hints of his high-end potential here and there, but Kulikov's points have been too few and far between this year, as he has just 18 in 56 games, though at least he's added 46 PIM, 80 hits and 71 blocks.