Evgeny Kuznetsov had one of the worst defensive seasons in recent NHL history, and it still wasn’t a bad season overall, because he’s a very special boy and we love him very much.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is a character and he’s going viral again for something honest he said after Russia beat Italy 10-0.
Last Wednesday, Kuzy had his biggest game of the tournament so far, tallying two goals and two assists on an overwhelmed Italian team. After the game, Sport Express’s Alexei Shevchenko asked Kuznetsov if it was “interesting at all to play the Italian team?”
Here’s what Kuznetsov said in response.
Team Russia played Team Sweden on Tuesday, and Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the 2019 IIHF World Championship during the second period.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ center Evgeni Malkin tallied the primary assist.
After a quiet start to the 2019 IIHF World Championship, the Capitals’ troika of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov combined for 7 points in Russia’s 10-0 stomping of Italy. 7!
Kuznetsov registered four points in the win, including two goals. Ovechkin also scored his first goal of the tournament.
Russia steamrolled Austria 5-0 on Sunday to win their second game of the 2019 IIHF World Championship tournament.
Two of the Caps’ Russians, Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov, managed to record a point on the Ilya Kovalchuk goal which brought the score to 5-0.
Exactly one year ago today, on May 7, 2018, Evgeny Kuznetsov secured his place in the hearts of Capitals fans and DC sports history when he scored the OTGWG to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending the Caps to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years.
As RMNB’s own Peter Hassett said in his recap of the game at the time, “Game over. Series over. Curse over.”
The Capitals, of course, went on to win their first ever Stanley Cup in franchise history a month later. But the second round win against the Penguins remains a highlight of the run, and for good reason.
So, let’s relive that moment and the aftermath in its entirety, together.
After falling meekly to Finland 3-1 Saturday, Team Russia played with more urgency in their final dress rehearsal before the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Sunday, Russia defeated the Czech Republic 4-1 in the Carlson Hockey Games. Capitals players either scored or assisted on every Russia goal.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Dmitry Orlov scored once, and Alex Ovechkin tallied three assists.
Capitals players Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov all suited up for a hockey game Saturday for the first time since Washington lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The result, unfortunately, was much of the same.
Playing for their home country in its second of three tournament games this week, Team Russia lost to Finland 3-1.
Alex Ovechkin scored Russia’s only goal and it came off a sensational pass by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov skated Friday for the first time since being ousted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
The three Capitals players will suit up for Team Russia during their Euro Hockey Tour game Saturday against Finland.
Ovechkin will play on the second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Evgenii Dadonov while Orlov was paired with Nikita Zaitsev on defense.
The Russian Hockey Federation announced Monday that Washington Capitals skaters Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov will join the Russian National Team on Tuesday.
The three star Russians were invited to the team after the Capitals lost Game Seven to the Hurricanes late last week and all accepted invitations to play.
The team is currently training in Novogorsk, which is near Moscow.
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