Evgeny Kuznetsov has scored his first goal since returning from concussion.
You’re going to need a bath after this.
The Caps were heavy in the Ducks zone for a while, but after a clear Brett Connolly had to fence with a few of ’em to get a pass back up to Kuznetsov at the blue line.
From there, well, it’s wizardry.
A forehand, a backhand, a gentle tuck behind relief goalie Ryan Miller to make the score 4-1. Kuznetsov’s 7th goal, it’s the first to come at even strength.
The goal was challenged for being offside but upheld after a review.
Kuznetsov was concussed by Winnipeg’s Brandon Tanev on November 14. He returned on November 30, assisting on a Backstrom power-play goal in his first game back. Sunday’s goal and his assist on Wilson’s goal bring him to 24 points in 20 games.
Kuznetsov had dismissed the severity of his injury. “I don’t have a lot of brain in my head,” Kuzy said, “so it’s not that big of a deal for me.”
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