Evgeny Kuznetsov is a character and that showed up again in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Let me set the scene. Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen took a tripping penalty, giving the Hurricanes a four-on-three power play to finish the extra session.
The game was tied 5-5. Nerves were high. The Capitals had just cleared the puck into the neutral zone.
And that’s when Kuzy, from the bench, sprung into action to help.