After getting scratched for the second time this season against Carolina on Thursday, Evgeny Kuznetsov was returned into the line-up by Barry Trotz for Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. It paid immediate dividends. Kuznetsov brought an aggressive offensive edge to his game that we haven’t seen all year, shooting the puck nearly every time he touched it.
In the second period, Kuznetsov’s prolificness paid off, scoring on a sick snipe top shelf on the power play.
Look at this.
Kuznetsov takes the puck from the corner, and instead of dishing to the point, just rips it from the slot. Cory Schneider stands no chance.
Evgeny Kuznetsov leads all skaters (along with Jay Beagle) in shots with 4 through two periods.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 7, 2014
Alex Ovechkin was the first guy to congratulate Kuzya on the goal, yelling and patting his countryman on the head. The rookie center responded with a big smile.
Let us hope this is the turning point in Kuznetsov’s young career. He is a top talent and he needs to continue to shooting the puck as much he can.
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