Earlier in the evening, I noticed that Evgeny Kuznetsovwas playing with more confidence. In the third period, Kuzy went from confident to downright cocky, as he passed a puck to Joel Wardthrough his legs.
And right into Wardo’s wheelhouse.
This poor man’s got dangle-itus and the only cure is MOAR goals.
I preferred the below play, which happened seconds earlier on the man advantage. Look how Kuznetsov skates with the puck and waits until the perfect moment to find Burakovsky below the goal line. The Burracuda dishes to Ward for a one-timer in the slot. No goal, but it could have been one.
Will we remember tonight as the night Kuzy first broke out? Stay tuned.