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The Capitals were looking rough against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. The Pens held a 2-1 lead and the Caps couldn’t seem to solve green goalie Matt Murray.
But then Evgeny Kuznetsov happened.
We’d call it a miracle, but stuff like this happens like every other game.
Justin Williams had the puck behind the net. In a somewhat kuznetsian move, Williams backhanded it to the goal mouth, where Evgeny was waiting.
Falling backwards, Kuznetsov swung at the puck and connected. Kuzy’s chip shot tied the game.
Kuznetsov’s celebration was modest. JK. He got out an imaginary bow and arrow and started shooting people in the first row.
“I played a terrible hockey game today, but I was able to help out on one goal,” Justin Williams said post game. “Just kind of an overload play, and I took the puck and tried to beat a guy going around the net. Kuzy went to the net and we scored. We hadn’t gotten to the net for the first 20, 25 minutes. It was good to see.”
And that’s how Evgeny Kuznetsov earned the title “20-goal scorer.”
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