Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a 2-1, series-clinching goal against the New York Islanders. It was the sort of tally that would be an impressive showing of patience for a veteran scorer, let alone a player who’s still wet behind the ears.
It’s not shocking that he’s drawing praise, including from Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, via the Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt:
“He’s got the joy of a kid … and the maturity of a good, young man,” Trotz said. “He’s got the best of both worlds.”
That goal drew praise from the NBCSN crew, as well. You can see that much in this breakdown of Kuznetsov’s slick goal: