Photo: Andy Devlin
Evengy Kuznetsov notched his first career NHL hat trick Friday night in a wild 7-4 victory in Edmonton. It was a fitting end to the Capitals last game at Rexall Place, completing a sweep of their Western Canada road trip and extending their winning streak to 6-1.
After the game, Kuzy was rewarded with a shaving cream pie from his buddy, captain Alex Ovechkin, who later praised him on Instagram, referring to Kuznetsov as his “little son”:
A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on
Kuznetsov was also given a shout out from Tom Wilson and Michael Latta on Twitter:
Good to be back in DC. What a road trip for the boys. Canada you were really good to us, big fan of you. @Kuzya92 is too.
— Michael Latta (@Latta17) October 24, 2015
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) October 24, 2015
Kuznetsov also used his special night to thank everyone who helped get him to the NHL. “Got my first hat trick in my career,” he said on Instagram. “Want to say thank you to my family, friends and most important to my teammates.and I love my daughter and my wife and parents.”
Первый хет трик в моей карьере!!! Спасибо моей семье и моим близким друзья и особенно моим партнера по команде.И всем кто меня поддерживает в сложные моменты. Got my first hat trick in my career. Want to say thank you to my family, friends and most important to my teammates.and I love my daughter and my wife and parents.thanks …..
A photo posted by Evgeny Kuznetsov (@kuzy092) on
Kuznetsov’s Hat Trick was just another milestone in the Russian forward’s hot start. In 7 games, he has 3 goals, and 8 assists. He ranks second in the league in scoring.
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