Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal

After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum following their 4-3 shootout win over the New York...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov a quick study in the NHL

Three weeks ago, when Evgeny Kuznetsov arrived at long last in Washington and then joined the Capitals’ lineup two days later, Coach Adam Oates would go out of his way to downplay expectations for the 21-year-old forward. No amount of raw skill could prepare him to jump into the NHL where physicality and grit takes on a larger role than Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. But...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeny Kuznetsov’s first goal is a big one!

Evgeny Kuznetsov has now played in 8 games in his NHL career. He has tallied 6 points, 5 of which have been assists. He has already been moved up from the 4th line to the 2nd line. Let’s just say the kid is starting to get his feet wet in the league. Last night with the Capitals down 4-3 against the Los Angeles Kings, after squandering a 3-1 lead entering the 3rd period, Evgeny...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov is finally here

Late last week the Washington Capitals made one of the best trade deadline moves anyone possibly could have made by bringing over their 26th overall pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft from the KHL. Just in time for the Fantasy Hockey playoffs. He’s here to save your season. Yahoo! finally added the Russian star to the waiver pool shortly after his NHL debut Monday, and he remains...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Straight Out of Russia; Here Comes Evgeny Kuznetsov to the Washington Capitals

After four years of checking KHL boxscores, the Washington Capitals finally have their 2010 first round draft Evgeny Kuznetsov in the locker room. The 21-year old Russian will make his NHL debut tonight against the Caps arch-rival the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first of home-and-home. It’s been a frustrating road, but the exit could not come at a better time for GM George McPhee...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov era begins with early morning skate

When rookie prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov stepped on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the first time since signing his first NHL contract, a smattering of cheers echoed off the walls. About 50 Capitals fans sacrificed an hour of sleep on Sunday to witness Kuznetsov’s 8 a.m. skate with head coach Adam Oates and conditioning coach Mark Nemish. Caps general manager George McPhee...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s KHL contract is terminated

According to this report, the contract between Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov and his contract with the KHL, Russia’s premier professional hockey league, has been terminated.  The move was expected when Kuznetsov’s Traktor team was eliminated from the KHL playoffs.  Here is the statement via the KHL’s Facebook page. The contract of forward Evgeny Kuznetsov and Traktor has...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps prospect Kuznetsov to finally join team

Evgeny Kuznetsov, seen here after being drafted in 2010, will be making his way to the Capital District now that the KHL season is over. (courtesy of Hockey’s Future) It’s official! After angering the hockey Gods somehow in Sunday’s 5-4 overtime loss against the Flyers, the Hockey Gods shine thier light on the boys in Red with the arrival of highly talented prospect Evgeny...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Evgeny Kuznetsov near for the Caps?

The Washington Capitals and the fans have been waiting for a long time for the arrival of Russian prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov.   The Capitals are hoping that wait may be winding down. Kuznetsov was drafted the Caps in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft, selected 26th overall.   He can be an electrifying goal scorer and seem to be gifted and creative in one-on-one situations....
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov leaving KHL team to join Capitals

The time is near for Evgeny Kuznetsov to make his NHL debut. (AP Photo) For many anxious Washington Capitals fans, the wait is over: top prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov will be making his way from the KHL to the NHL before the season is up. Selected 26th in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Capitals, Kuznetsov has been playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. In 206 games with Traktor, Kuznetsov...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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