Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov just scored one of the biggest goals of his international career.
Late in the second period, Kuznetsov was the benefactor of a beautiful passing play, putting the Russian national team up 1-0 over rival Team Canada.
The play starts, incredibly enough, with a Dmitry Orlov spin move at the blue line.
Orlov dished to Nikita Kucherov who found Artemi Panerin on the wing. The Bread Man finished the play by ripping a slap pass to Kuznetsov hanging out at the goal line.
Kuzy went to one knee to celebrate, pumping his fist.
The goal is Kuznetsov’s sixth in 33 career World Championship games.
The tally would not be enough however. Canada scored four unanswered goals in the third period (Mark Scheifele, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly, and Sean Couturier) to advance to the Gold Medal Game.
Team Russia will play Finland for bronze on Sunday.
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