Evgeny Kuznetsov is on a tear to start the season and his sensational play continued Saturday night.
After tallying the primary assist on the game’s first goal by Chandler Stephenson, Kuznetsov scored on the power play in the second period to give the Caps back the lead.
Prepare to have your jaw dropped.
“This is one of the prettiest shots I’ve ever seen,” former 30-goal scorer and NBC Sports Washington analyst Craig Laughlin said immediately after the goal. “That was simply dazzling.”
After Frederik Andersen cheats and goes down early, Kuznetsov shows off his pinpoint accuracy.
The replays of this goal are unreal.
Kuznetsov stares at TJ Oshie the entire time.
He dekes around Zach Hyman.
And then fires a no-look shot from no angle past Frederik Andersen.
Twirl that finger, Evgeny. You now have four power-play goals in your first five games of the season.
“It’s probably a lucky shot,” Kuznetsov said at intermission. “It’s not every time it go in like that so I get pretty lucky.”
Evgeny Kuznetsov on his no-angle goal: "It's probably a lucky shot. It's not every time it go in like that so I get pretty lucky." pic.twitter.com/aokL0JktTF
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 14, 2018
I’m not so sure. According to Capitals play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, Kuznetsov practices shots from that angle at MedStar Capitals Iceplex frequently.
— Joe Kurnos (@joekurnos) October 14, 2018
Kuznetsov now has 12 points in last 14 games against Leafs. To start the season, he has nine points in his first five games.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has 73 points in his last 55 games. Holy moly. pic.twitter.com/mN726OTs17
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 13, 2018
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