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While the Capitals ended their three-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening, superstar center Evgeny Kuznetsov reached a milestone of his own, recording his 300th career NHL point in the narrow victory in Motown.
Since arriving in Washington at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, Kuznetsov has slowly become one of the Caps’ most productive offensive players, and has grown his game to become more all-around this season with time on the penalty kill. His 300th point came on a beautiful assist to Tom Wilson’s goal at the 6:57 mark of the first period. Said Wilson of Kuznetsov after the game, per Dave Hogg of NHL.com :
You always have to be ready when you are out there with Evgeny”. You try to expect the unexpected, because his passes are so good. He’s fun to play with when he’s doing that.”
– Tom Wilson to Evgeny Kuznetsov after this pretty tally to open the scoring.
— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) January 6, 2019
Per the Capitals, Kuznetsov is the 25th player in franchise history to reach the 300th mark and through 375 career games played, has 87 goals and 214 assists for 301 points. Drafted 26th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Kuznetsov has seven goals, 29 assists, and 36 points in 35 games played this season.
By Michael Fleetwood