Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 16th goal of the season Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild and it was a big one.
After gathering a pass (that would end up being Nicklas Backstrom’s third assist of the night), Kuznetsov drove hard to the net and whipped a shot past Devan Dubnyk. The tally would end up being the game-winning goal.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 15, 2017
Kuznetsov’s heroics would inspire a Hunger Games-esque celebration. Kuzy went down to one knee, took out an imaginary bow and arrow, and shot said imaginary arrow into the crowd.
The photos of the celly were tremendous.
Photos: Patrick Smith
The celly is one of Kuznetsov’s favorites. In 2015, the Russian sniper also took out his bow after scoring the GWG in Game Seven against the New York Islanders.
In a Players Tribune article last season, Kuznetsov explained that he first got into hockey because of the celebrations.
“For me, it start when I’m little boy,” Kuznetsov wrote. “I tell you one of my very first memories. My dad take me to the rink, and I see this older guy score goal, and he do a really cool celebration. Slide around on his knees, you know? I say to myself, I want to do that. This looks so fun.”
It sure does.
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