A Road Win Would Be A Great Birthday Present for Evgeny Kuznetsov

Today Evgeny Kuznetsov will turn 26 years old and he gets a great present for his birthday: playing a road game! That’s right. It’s something Kuznetsov loves. 

 

Evgeny Kuznetsov may not be the only player on the Capitals that enjoys playing on the road. They’ll enter Saturday night with a 7-1 road record in the playoffs. If the Capitals win Game 5, they’ll set a franchise record for road wins that will eclipse 1998’s mark. Washington has outscored opponents 30-17 on the road in the playoffs.

Here’s a Kuzy fact worth noting as we celebrate his special day: During Game 4, Kuznetsov recorded his 10th goal of the postseason and extended his point streak to seven games (5 goals, 7 assists). In all, Kuznetsov has 21 points in the playoffs this season (10 goals, 11 assists) which ties the all-time Capitals postseason mark that was set by fellow Russian Alex Ovechkin back in 2009.

Kuznetsov is the eighth Russian-born player to record double digits in goals for a single postseason and the fifth to do it at 25 years old or younger.

Kuznetsov has recorded 40 points (21 goals, 19 assists) in 55 career playoff games and is one point shy of Joe Juneau‘s franchise mark in playoff points for 13th place in franchise history.

Finally, if you ever come across Kuznetsov in the streets of DC  be sure to invite him over to hangout. He’s still looking for a friend.

Join all of us at NoVa Caps in wishing Kuznetsov a happy birthday! For those of you coming to tonight’s watch party, we’ll be paying tribute to Kuzy during intermission between the second and third period.

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By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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One Response to A Road Win Would Be A Great Birthday Present for Evgeny Kuznetsov

  1. Pingback: Evgeny Kuznetsov says he Needs to Change his Gum from Mint to Bubble | NoVa Caps

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