Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel
Tuesday night, Russian god of passing Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 100th career NHL point. The milestone point came on Justin Williams’ 17th goal of the season. It was a tremendous effort by the three-time Stanley Cup champion, who, after getting initially stopped by Pekka Rinne, knocked home his own rebound.
Kuznetsov needled the pass through two Predators defenders. It was his 32nd primary assist of the season, which leads the entire NHL. (As Pat wrote in the Sunday Snapshot, primary assists are a better indicator of talent than total assists.)
After struggling his first two seasons in the NHL, Kuznetsov has been dominant in his third year. Kuznetsov is a point-per-game player with 54 points in 52 games, which leads the Caps. Kuznetsov’s previous 46 points took 97 games to accomplish.
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Dude is good. Congratulations, Kuzy.
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) February 10, 2016
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