“I Left The Room” – Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Addresses Video Allegedly Showing Him With Suspicious Substance


After a bronze medal run with Team Russia at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championships, Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov found himself under intense social media speculation on Monday when a video surfaced showing the Caps’ superstar center sitting next to a table with white powder which many speculated to be cocaine. Kuznetsov spoke to Russian sports website Sports Express, addressing the tweet that featured the video, which has since been deleted.

This is the video included in a tweet that was deleted Monday afternoon. The text of the tweet translated to “So that’s why we lost”:

Speaking to Sports Express, Kuznetsov said of the video, which was filmed last year in Las Vegas after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup:

Kuznetsov, who recorded 72 points in 76 games played this past season and six points in seven playoff games, recently captured the Bronze Medal with Team Russia (and Capitals teammates) Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov, helping the team with six points in 10 games played.

A translation of Kuznetsov’s full response to Sport-Express.ru is provided below:

The Washington Capitals organization is aware of the video but did not want to comment at this time:

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly was asked during the NHL’s annual state of the leage press conference if there would be any further investigation by the league:

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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5 Responses to “I Left The Room” – Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Addresses Video Allegedly Showing Him With Suspicious Substance

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Eloquent! Kuzy for MVP

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