Evgeny Kuznetsov is one of the greatest shootout performers in Capitals’ history. Per NHL.com, Kuzy’s 21 shootout goals in the skills competition is the third-most in franchise history. His current connection rate of 39.6 percent ranks second amongst Capitals skaters all time who have had 15 or more shootout attempts with the team.
But being great at shootouts appears not to be good enough for Kuzy. He wanted to be exceptional. So he tried a new move last season, which is about as exciting as watching paint dry and about as hypnotic as this shape GIF. But dang – it sure is effective!
Wednesday, Kuznetsov brought back the super slow move during the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. He scored again. And he did so easily.