The rematch of the Stanley Cup Final is going quite a bit like the original so far.
Washington’s two goals against the Knights so far both owe their authorship to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who scored the first and set up the second.
The Capitals’ second goal, scored by Alex Ovechkin, was off an And 1 mixtape.
In the first period, it was masterful puck movement from Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom during the power play.
Kuznetsov moves the puck back to half wall and reads the play expertly — switching to Oshie’s usual spot in the slot just in time to take Backstrom’s pass and beat Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
In the second after a beautiful set play, Kuznetsov led the attack in the Vegas zone, carrying the puck backwards as Alex Ovechkin raced beside him.
Kuznetsov passed to Ovechkin with enough space to elude Max Pacioretty and make it 2-0.
(Cody Eakin would score for Vegas on the next shift. Oh well.)
Ovechkin’s goal puts him at 610 in his career, tying him with Bobby Hull for 17th all-time.
That Ovechkin guy can really hockey pic.twitter.com/1PBFViv8De
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 11, 2018
Alex Ovechkin scores his third goal of the season and is now riding a three game goal streak. Ovechkin is now tied with Bobby Hull (610 goals) for 17th on the NHL's all time goals list.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 11, 2018
Ovi and Kuznetsov each have two goals in this young season, which is shaping up to be as much fun as the last.
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