Evgeny Kuznetsov had five assists already this series, but he waited until the back half of Game Seven to score a goal of his own.
But, boy howdy, was it a beaut. The bird is back.
Before the season began, the NHL took some time during media day to ask players about their celebrity look-alikes. Many players were extremely flattering to themselves, especially Auston Matthews, who said he looks like Harry Styles.
TJ Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov both said they believe they don’t look like anybody. But Oshie was much nicer to himself about the situation than Kuzy.
Micheal Ferland was ejected in the second period for an illegal check to the head of Nic Dowd, but he may not be the Carolina Hurricanes’ player that’s in hot water after the game.
During the second intermission, NBC analysts Jeremy Roenick and Eddie Olczyk both went on the record saying Hamilton should be suspended by the Department of Player Safety for an elbow to the head of Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Update, Sunday, 2:00 PM: Chris Kuc of The Athletic says Hamilton will not face additional discipline.
On Dougie Hamilton elbow to Evgeny Kuznetsov, there wasn’t enough force to warrant supplemental discipline.
And Micheal Ferland did take a good angle and hit through Nic Dowd’s body without head contact.
Looked a lot worse in real time than on replay. #ALLCAPS#TakeWarning
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) April 14, 2019
Evgeny Kuznetsov’s favorite food is spaghetti, steak, parmesan, ketchup, and mayo–all stirred together.
Sophia Jurksztowicz brought us this information during an NHLPKuznetsovw with Kuznestsov and Stars’ captain Jamie Benn where she delved into little-known facts and much-loved foods.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was one of many local sports stars who attended the Capitals’ Game One win against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Beal, who has become close friends with Evgeny Kuznetsov, celebrated after the game in the best way.
He did The Bird.
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was honored with a bobblehead giveaway Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Sporting a full beard and an even bigger smile, the Clay Kuzy waves its ceramic arms and lifts its left knee, mimicking the Russian’s signature bird celly.
“I wish every player have a night like that,” Kuznetsov said. “I feel like bobblehead is special, you know? Of course when your organization do something for you, your fans cheering for you, you want to give them back something.”
Kuzy gave fans a hat trick of assists.
Tuesday night is Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s “Bird Celly” bobblehead night, but we can think of one person who won’t be happy about it.
Don Cherry has been an outspoken critic of “The Birdman” since Kuznetsov started to do his Bird Walk goal celebration. He doubled down on that recently, calling Kuznetsov a “jerk” in the latest episode of Coach’s Corner, prompting a new t-shirt.
Kuznetsov was asked about Cherry’s comments on Tuesday ahead of the Capitals’ game against the bunch of jerks also known as the Carolina Hurricanes.
The image of the Washington Capitals lifting the Stanley Cup on the ice following their historic Game Five win was an enduringly powerful and emotional moment for fans everywhere.
Now, thanks to a new NHL feature on Evgeny Kuznetsov, we have been treated to perhaps the cutest Cup-lift photograph to ever exist.
Meet Ecenia Kuznetsova, Stanley Cup champion.
Don Cherry is not a fan of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s bird walk celebration. He made that clear in the latest Coach’s Corner segment where he repeatedly called Kuzy “a jerk” for celebrating, having fun, and indulging his young daughter.
What a jerk, right?
Well, now you can flap on Grapes with our “Bird Jerk” shirt.
After being humiliated by the Carolina Hurricanes weeks ago, an undaunted Don Cherry is back with more vitriol.
In his latest Coach’s Corner, Cherry criticized Evgeny Kuznetsov for his latest bird celebration against the Tampa Bay Lightning, calling the Russian center a “jerk” three times.
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