After the Capitals fell behind 3-0 in their series against Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders, Evgeny Kuznetsov shaved his head bald and only left the goatee part of his playoff beard ahead of Game Four.
The bald/goatee getup resembled Barry Trotz’s look during his time in Washington, but it appears Kuzy, a huge soccer fan, was actually influenced by a famous footballer.
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.
After falling behind 2-0 and looking defeated in the first period, the Capitals have life!
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored one minute and 54-seconds apart in the second period to tie the game.
They are not letting the 2019-20 season die… yet.
The Washington Capitals know that the end is near so they went to dramatic lengths to change their luck heading into Game Four.
Down 3-0 in their first-round series, several Capitals players sported new looks, highlighted by first-line center Evgeny Kuznetsov who shaved his head bald and left a goatee.
After a brutal first period, the Capitals finally showed signs of life with Evgeny Kuznetsov’s beautiful snipe on the power play.
If a bird celly won’t get this team playing better, nothing will.
The Washington Capitals’ playoff intro is out and it’s straight out of the Marvel playbook.
Presenting the team’s stars as superheroes, the Capitals use a booming, dramatic soundtrack, a lot of red, and highly-contrasted lighting effects to present the players as our hockey saviors.
I love it.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was benched in the third period of the Capitals-Flyers game after Scott Laughton’s second goal gave the Flyers a commanding 3-0 lead.
The first-line center blew his net-front coverage allowing Laughton a wide-open one-timer in the crease.
The Washington Capitals sure took their good sweet time getting into their first “real” game of the postseason, but Evgeny Kuznetsov’s eager stuffage on a power play late in the second has evened the score.
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