Caps forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has had a slow start to the World Cup of Hockey and in the process gotten demoted from Russia’s first line pivot to the team’s fourth line wing. Sunday against Team Sweden, Kuzy started showing signs of what made him the Caps leading scorer last year.
Late in the second period with both teams playing down a man, Kuznetsov busted down the right wing and sent a pass behind his body to Nikolay Kulemin. The Twister Pass is back, people.
Kulemin’s shot rang off the iron and was eventually covered by Team Sweden goaltender Jacob Markström. Until Alex Ovechkin scored in the game’s final minute, this was Russia’s most dangerous scoring chance.
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