As the Capitals players faced the media for the final time this season, one of the common questions asked was if the players had been playing through injury during playoffs.
When Evgeny Kuznetsov was asked if he was banged up at all, he replied with a deadpan, “Russian machine never breaks.”
Yup, he said the thing, you guys!
Evgeny Kuznetsov – were you healthy late in the year? "Yeah. Russian machine never breaks."
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) April 26, 2019
Kuznetsov was asked if he's healthy. "Yeah, Russian machine never breaks."
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 26, 2019
The quote which spawned this website’s name was first said by Alex Ovechkin in 2006 after Ovechkin was hit by a puck. Since then, other Capitals players have been referencing Ovi’s famous words, like Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby. John Carlson and Backstrom even joked about the phrase during a press conference at Nationals Park after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup.
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