Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first goal of the season Tuesday night as the team clashed with the Colorado Avalanche at Capital One Arena.
At the 6:15 mark, Kuznetsov opened tonight’s scoring and gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the first period. Defenseman John Carlson assisted.
Kuznetsov also broke out the beloved bird celly:
BIRD LAND! pic.twitter.com/CeksiXy20I
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 19, 2021
This goal marked Kuznetsov’s first of the season and fourth point in three games (1g, 3a). Additionally, Carlson is ten assists away from passing Michal Pivonka for third on the Capitals’ franchise assists list.
John Carlson recorded the primary assist on Kuznetsov’s goal, his second assist of the season. He’s now 10 assists shy of passing Michal Pivonka (418) for third on the Capitals’ franchise assists list.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 19, 2021
By Della Young