Evgeny Kuznetsov on his friendship with Artemi Panarin: ‘We’re not that close to calling FaceTime before the sleep’
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Artemi Panarin have known each other since they were five-year-old children, growing up in the same Russian city, Chelyabinsk. On Thursday, their NHL organizations will meet in the playoffs for the very first time.
The Associated Press’ Stephen Whyno spoke to Kuznetsov prior to Thursday’s game. The Caps forward had the most Kuzy response to facing his hometown acquaintance on the ice.