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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsov's SO goal lifts Capitals over Isles 4-3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday that kept Washington's playoff hopes alive.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov Greets Spring Puck Surprise Winners

Lucky fans got the opportunity to meet the Caps’ Evgeny Kuznetsov, as he personally signed pucks for them after the game.
Via Capitals Outsider
20 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Capitals: time for a road trip

The Bruins are in Washington today to play the first game of their four game road trip. The Capitals are 34-27-12 so far this season and are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. The Cap's are fighting for a playoff spot and it'll be up to the Bruins to stave them off.The Capitals are struggling to make the playoffs. Alex Ovechkin has 48 goals (!!!) so far this season, but of...
Via BruinsLife
21 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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
23 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings on a Winning Streak

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The Kings got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home shootout win Thursday against Washington. After Anze Kopitar had missed for the Kings, Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik both beat the Caps goalie Jaroslav Halak. Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Jonathan Quick with the visitors first shot, before the LA goaltender stopped efforts from Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom...
Via TopSportsReport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals win in San Jose for the first time since 1993

It required two goals that deflected off Sharks and into their own net, and a shootout, but the Washington Capitals finally ended a 20-plus-year drought between wins in San Jose. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the vaunted Sharks that marked its first in Northern California since Oct. 30, 1993. In present context...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov Jumps To Caps’ Second Line, Worth Adding Immediately

What is it with Russians named Evgeny? Is there some sort of magic in the name? Maybe it’s the Vodka? Either way, Evgeny Kuznetsov (1 A, 2 SOG, even) has arrived and y’all best take notice as the kid has four points in his last two games and now plays on the second line for the Caps alongside Casey Wellman and Troy Brouwer. I know, those names don’t exactly strike fear into...
Via Razzball Hockey
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals’ Ovechkin lets new teammate drive his car to the game

The Washington Capitals have been in the news of late for their trades and most recently signing former first round pick Evgeny Kuznetsov to an entry level contract. Kuznetsov, who is starting to get his feet wet in the league, has played in 3 games and delivered 3 assists. Today, Alexander Ovechkin took to twitter to deliver a tweet while en route to the Verizon Center in Washington...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oates cautious over Kuznetsov's 'wow factor'

When Evgeny Kuznetsov was announced as the first star of the game following Friday night’s 4-3 win over Vancouver Canucks, the 21-year-old Russian emphatically flipped a puck into the stands and applauded the fans at Verizon Center, tapping his stick with his gloved hand. A few minutes later, Kuznetsov’s cell phone was filled with text messages from more than 5,000 miles away...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Three Assists Helps Lifts Caps to 4-3 Win

Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov is his third NHL games recorded his first three points of his young NHL career, adding three helpers to help lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 regulation win over the Vancouver Canucks.  The win was huge for the Caps, who lost two previous games to Metropolitan Division leading Pittsburgh. Joel Ward got Washington on the board in the first period on a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 14, 2014  |  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

Kuznetsov Jerseys Not in Stock Yet – Orders Are Customized!

Fans had to order generic Capitals jerseys at Verizon Center on Monday and have Evgeny Kuznetsov's name and number placed on them.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Capitals and expectations

        On Monday evening, Evgeny Kuznetsov made his North American debut for the Washington Capitals. The 21 year old was one of the world’s top prospects before making his debut and is expected to infuse some vitality in a Washington team who currently sits outside of the playoff picture and is looking to make the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s understandable for fans...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Capitals and expectations

        On Monday evening, Evgeny Kuznetsov made his North American debut for the Washington Capitals. The 21 year old was one of the world’s top prospects before making his debut and is expected to infuse some vitality in a Washington team who currently sits outside of the playoff picture and is looking to make the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s understandable for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 64: Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins (42-17-4) @ Washington Capitals (30-25-10) ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-DC - 7:00 pm/et  Verizon Center - Washington, DC Image Credit: ep_jhu on Flickr Are you ready for a back-to-back against the Capitals followed by a back-to-back against the Flyers later on in the week? Well you'd better be. A good portion of the Internet may not make it...
Via The Pensblog
March 10, 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...
Via Overtime
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Player Spotlight: Evgeny Kuznetsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov one of the hockey's bright young stars for the past few seasons, finally agreed to an NHL contract with the Washington Capitals, and will make his NHL debut Monday night against rival Pittsburgh Penguins.  Evgeny Kuznetsov, was ranked as the top European skater by NHL Central Scouting for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and was the 26th selection of the Washington...
Via Hockey Fan Land
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kid’s Here! Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Top 10 KHL Goals

After years of waiting, we finally get to see 2010 first-rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov lace ‘em up for the Caps. Enjoy his top 10 KHL goals (old but awesome) and read Tom Boswell and Puck Daddy before tonight’s debut.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Young Player Outside The NHL

The Washington Capitals are happy to finally be bringing Evgeny Kuznetsov to the NHL.  He has been often called the best young player outside the NHL.  In 2010, they picked him with their first round draft pick 26th overall.  He would have been picked much earlier than that but it was clear that he was going to stay in the KHL after being drafted.  Kuznetsov has been playing...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 09, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals agree to terms with Kuznetsov, will likely debut Monday versus Pittsburgh

Photo: nhlsnipers.com Finally! After all the rumors and speculation, now Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov is here! Per the Capitals official twitter page: Evgeny Kuznetsov will also skate at @KCIceplex Sunday at 8 a.m. after agreeing to terms on an entry-level contract: http://t.co/Va8DxNWLXj — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) March 8, 2014 There are some reporting that Kuznetsov...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov And Washington Capitals Agree To Entry Level Terms

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with forward Evgeny Kuznetsov on an entry-level contract beginning this season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Kuznetsov, 21, played in 31 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) this season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 12 penalty...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kuznetsov headed to Washington Capitals, Russian reports say

Washington Capitals officials declined to comment Friday on reports out of Russia that Evgeny Kuznetsov, their 2010 first-round pick, was leaving his Kontinental Hockey League team to join the NHL. Sovetsky Sport and R-Sport in Russia reported that Kuznetsov will begin his journey to Washington on Saturday, but Kuznetsov’s North American agent, Jay Grossman, did not return calls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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