Kuzy Quietly Leading Caps in Points

With all the hoopla about Alex Ovechkin and his amazing two nights of hat tricks, the outstanding performance of Evgeny Kuznetsov has gotten a bit lost. He was instrumental in assisting Ovi on all seven of his goals and on the TJ Oshie goal on Monday night.

  • Six were even strength goals and two were on the power play.
  • He is averaging 18.23 minutes on the ice; 10 seconds less then Nick Backstrom and 22 seconds more then Ovechkin.
  • He is creating more scoring opportunities than anyone, other then Ovi, on the offense.

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And we think he must be on the cusp of some breakout goal scoring of his own! Clearly the Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Vrana line has some magic happening.  Vrana already has six SOG in three games while Kuzy only has two SOG. So it’s a race to see which player will score first.

Any way you look at it, Kuznetsov is earning every cent of his eight-year $62.4 million contract. We can’t wait to see him break loose and score the Caps some goals!!

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