Following the Capitals’ commanding 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two, first star of the night Evgeny Kuznetsov answered several questions from Brian Boucher and he did not hold back one bit.
Kuznetsov is wise beyond his years: pic.twitter.com/olyWIgM0Lr
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When asked what he thought of all the talk by analysts heading into the series of how Kuznetsov’s line would match up with Brayden Point’s, Kuzy’s response was savage.
“That’s the only one good reason I don’t watch the TV. I don’t understand what guys talking about hockey,” Kuznetsov said. “It’s probably help me.”
A full transcription of Kuznetsov’s post-game interview follows below.
Another impressive performance. How did you guys pull this one out?
Evgeny Kuznetsov: “I mean we try to execute our plan. Early in the game we got a couple penalties. They score power play. You can see this year Stanley Cup playoffs is all about the power plays. The guys can make the plays. We got back that goal. We play pretty much well between the blue lines.”
A lot of talk before this series was about the Brayden Point line and how they would match up against your line. It didn’t seem to be much of a factor tonight. As a matter of fact, at times, they didn’t even play against you. Why has your line been so good in this series so far?
Evgeny Kuznetsov: “That’s the only one good reason I don’t watch the TV. I don’t understand what guys talking about hockey. It’s probably help me. Overall it doesn’t matter who you play against in the playoffs. You should focus on your game. We help each other. We share the puck well. The most important: we backcheck and we block the shots, you know? That gives you the result.”
Why have you guys been so strong on the road? Only one loss in the playoffs.
Evgeny Kuznetsov: “I don’t know, man. Last couple years, I just dream of playoff games on the road. I don’t know why. I feel bad for our fans. I want to play in front of them, but overall, I really like being on the road.”
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