Photo: Jerome Miron
Earlier Monday, my compatriot Patrick Holden (whom you should follow) pointed out a mind-blowing stat that I want to share with the entire RMNB universe. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who currently leads the NHL in primary assists with 33, is three away from tying for the most in a season since 2012-13.
Kuznetsov is 3 primary assists away from tying for the most in a season since 2012-13. He's played 54 games pic.twitter.com/JS5yUQndFy
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) February 15, 2016
Kuznetsov has 28 games left to accomplish this feat. This list includes some of the best playmakers in hockey, such as Sidney Crosby.
If he stays on this pace, Kuznetsov will earn 50 primary assists this season. That would be the most since Crosby in 2009 and the fourth best since the lockout.
The top-ten primary assist seasons since 2005-06. (Via War On Ice)
Kuzy recorded primary assist no. 33 against the Stars on Saturday night. Much like during the All-Star Skills Competition, Kuznetsov sauced a puck over an outstretched stick before hitting Andre Burakovsky in the skates.
Burakovsky scored. The clutch goal put the Caps within one, after falling behind 4-0 to the Dallas Stars. In the end, the Caps comeback would be futile, but the game served as another example of Kuzy’s world-class apple dispensing.
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