At media day for the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, stylish Evgeny Kuznetsov was like a kid in a candy store. After eavesdropping on Nicklas Backstrom’s press conference, Kuznetsov adopted the role of a journalist and asked Backstrom a question.
“What do you think Andre Burakovsky doing right now?” Kuznetsov asked a smiling Backstrom, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan. “He going to read a book right now? Something about the planes?”
“I think Andre Burakovsky is reading about the system,” Backstrom deadpanned.
That wasn’t the only priceless moment the two shared together on Friday.
Kuznetsov posed with Backstrom (ridiculously, may I add) after the first-time all-stars received their all-star swag.
Kuznetsov also filmed Backstrom with his phone.
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During Kuznetsov’s own press conference, the Chelyabinsk native compared his first All-Star Game experience to his first moment as a Capital.
“It’s probably the same way the first time at Caps practice,” Kuznetsov said. “Like, two years ago. So, same feeling right now. It’s a little bit swell.”
He then pointed to his heart and laughed.
Kuznetsov also revealed that when he first told his mother about the news, she cried. Does he feel nervous?
“Little bit, yeah,” he said. “But this is a good nervous, you know? Like I said, it’s a special moment for my parents and my family. That’s what I wanna do. Make these people happy every day.”
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