• Playing in his home country at the 2013 World Junior Championship, Nichushkin finished with two points (1-1--2), including the winner 95 seconds into overtime in the bronze-medal game versus Canada.
• Nichushkin recorded seven points (4-3--7) in six games at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia.
• He won a gold medal with Russia at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, recording nine points (5-4--9) to finish second on the team and fifth overall in tournament scoring.
• His good friend Pavel Buchnevich, the No. 10-ranked European skater by Central Scouting, has said that the 6’4” winger is “a really good person and really likes music. Everywhere he goes, he wears earphones … even in the shower.”
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round