After falling behind 2-0 to the Islanders in the first period, Kuzy rallied the team several minutes into the second, skating around the Isles defense’ and beating Semyon Varlamov to the far corner of the net. The goal opened the figurative flood gates for the Capitals as they unleashed a torrent of shots. Washington would score twice more — both goals were from captain Alex Ovechkin — and win 3-2. Game Five will be necessary and played on Thursday.
“Kuzy goal was huge for us,” Ovechkin said to the media afterward.