If you count the Capitals’ regular season and playoff games, Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s World Championships goal Saturday was his second tally in 32 games. And it was another jaw-dropping example of Kuznetsov’s magical hand-eye coordination. As Kuznetsov flew by a Swiss defenseman, he put a shot on goal before whacking the rebound into the net out of mid air.
The Russian Hockey Federation managed to snap the brilliant above photo, which shows Kuznetsov getting the blade of his stick on the puck from behind the net.
“There was nothing special about my goal,” Kuznetsov said to championat.com after the game about his special goal. “The puck bounced, I managed to put the rebound in. I don’t know why the referee didn’t see it right away. But they reviewed it and it counted after all. My goal wasn’t a masterpiece. Just a shot after a rebound.”
Kuznetsov also made a strange reference to flatulence while trying to explain what it was like switching from NHL to World Championship play in less than a week.
“Today it was important to do some playing, some skating, some farting,” Kuznetsov said.
“I feel fine, we got some sleep on our flight, and then some more at night,” Kuznetsov continued. “It was important to get our game going today.”
Translation by Igor Kleyner.
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