By Cara Bahniuk
With a four-goal lead in the second period, Evgeny Kuznetsov got creative. Left alone behind the net, Kuznetsov noticed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was not guarding the top corner of the twine. Kuznetsov picked the puck up with the blade of his stick and tried to score a lacrosse goal.
He ultimately failed, but that’s not going to stop him from trying again.
“It’s just part of hockey. I just have fun. I feel like in that moment I can do it, that I can try that move,” Kuznetsov said after the Capitals practice on Tuesday. “I’m glad I didn’t score so I can try one more time.”
Kuznetsov mentioned that it’s not often you have the time and space to try a move like that. “I don’t have a plan before the game to do that, but I don’t think you can plan to do that before a game. It’s not that easy.”
Though the move looked flawless, the biscuit did not make it into the basket.
“When I get that move, I get so excited I forget about the finish. It’s emotional,” Kuznetsov said while laughing.
What was going through Evgeny Kuznetsov’s head when he attempted that lacrosse-style goal on Monday night? Let him explain. #Caps pic.twitter.com/pYD9RNR7eg
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) March 27, 2018
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