Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kuznetsov Burns Canadiens for Brilliant Goal



It hasn't been a dream season for Evgeny Kuznetsov--but this was a dream goal. The Capitals forward picked up a loose puck after Max Pacioretty mishandled it in the neutral zone and cruised into the Montreal before turning Jeff Petry inside out and wristing one past Carey Price.

It was a gorgeous play by the talented Russian and it ended up being the game winner in Washington's 4-1 win over the Habs at Bell Centre.

Perhaps it will end up being a turning point for Kuznetsov. Kuznetsov put up 20 goals and 57 assists last season, but has slumped and just managed five goals and 22 assists. His points per game number has dropped from .94 last season to .64 thus far in 2016-17.