Late in the second period, Evgeny Kuznetsov had a chance to give the Caps a commanding 2-0 lead heading into intermission.
Instead, like he’s done the entire series, Penguins goaltender Marc-André Fleury made an incredible stop, keeping it a one-goal game.
The play happened on an rare odd-man break for the capitals. As Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov raced in on a two-on-one, Mojo wrists a shot to the far side of the net. MAF makes the initial pad save, but the rebound bounces out to Kuznetsov, crashing the net.
Kuzy gets his blade on the biscuit, but muffs the shot, which gives Fleury just enough time to reach back and deflect it away.
Patric Hornqvist then fives and sweeps the puck away with the side of his glove.
Kuznetsov celebrated as if he scored, but he clearly did not.
This is an incredible goal line stand by the Penguins and terrible luck for the Caps.
Let’s hope this no-goal doesn’t bite them later.
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