Birdman Back in Action! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores In First Game Back From Three-game Suspension

Throughout the last several weeks and during his three-game suspension, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov showed remorse and expressed consistently his desire to right the ship and show he is capable of being a consistent presence in the Washington lineup. And the wait wasn’t long, as the former first-round pick wasted no time in keeping his word in his first game back from his suspension.

On his first shot in the Capitals’ Tuesday night tilt against the Dallas Stars, Kuznetsov scored his first goal of the 2019-20 season against Stars goaltender Ben Bishop.

The announcement of the goal from Capitals Public Address announcer Wes Johnson brought a raucous applause from the crowd at Capital One Arena. After playing during the preseason, Kuznetsov missed the first three games of the regular season for inappropriate conduct related to testing positive for cocaine earlier in the year in a test by the International Ice Hockey Federation, who suspended the 27-year old center for four years from international play. Kuznetsov’s goal came at the 4:49 mark of the opening frame and was assisted by Jonas Siegenthaler.

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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3 Responses to Birdman Back in Action! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores In First Game Back From Three-game Suspension

  1. Pingback: Stars Darken Capitals 4-3 (OT); Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores In First Game Back Following Suspension | NoVa Caps

  2. Anonymous says:

    Got to work, Kuzy!

    Like

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