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Lightning's Kucherov humiliates Islanders: 'I wish we could play them more'

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports

The onslaught continued even after the horn sounded.

After a third, near-effortless victory over the New York Islanders in less than two weeks, the Tampa Bay Lightning were regretting the fact their opponent Monday night won't appear on the schedule again this season.

"I wish we could play them more," Nikita Kucherov told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times after the 4-0 victory, humiliating the Islanders a little further.

The Lightning swept the season series by a combined score of 14-2, in the process handing the Islanders three of the nine losses they've suffered in their last 10 games.

Kucherov, meanwhile, racked up four goals and nearly 40 percent of his total production so far this season in three contests versus New York, so you can understand where he's coming from.

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