Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov collected four assists in Washington’s 6-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday. The Game Four win gave the Capitals a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final and puts the franchise one W away from its first ever championship.
Kuznetsov appears to be one of the leading candidates to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the player voted most valuable in the playoffs. Except, he did not really care about this fact at all.
Via The Sports Capitol’s Brian McNally:
Do you care about the Conn Smythe Trophy? Evgeny Kuznetsov: “ What’s that going to get you? Nothing, right?”
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) June 5, 2018
Actually, there was not much Kuznetsov cared for during this press conference.
Kuznetsov one win away from #StanleyCup: "I never been there, you know? And I don't really care about that yet, so it's kind of easy for me."
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 5, 2018
Except for sleep.
“I just want to get rest and get home,” Kuznetsov said. “You know me, I never think 72 hours in front of me.”
Kuznetsov leads the Stanley Cup playoffs with 31 points. It’s the second-most points by a player since 1997.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is playing lights out this postseason. pic.twitter.com/cDFAgp2sdi
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 5, 2018
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 5, 2018
It appears he wants the other big silver shiny thing more though.
Headline photo: @PR_NHL
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