Slide, Kuzy, Slide! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores Highlight-Reel Third Goal of the Season in Capitals’ 3-0 Victory Over Flames

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his third goal of the season in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena, and it was a highlight-reel-worthy moment.

Kuznetsov put the Capitals ahead by 2-0 at the 16:37 mark of the middle frame, potting his third goal thus far in an impressive sliding fashion. Right-wing T.J. Oshie (6) and left-wing Sonny Milano (3) had the assists.

Kuznetsov’s 16 points (3g, 13a) in 21 games this season rank tied for second on the Capitals (captain Alex Ovechkin: 20 and center Dylan Strome: 16). Additionally, it was Kuznetsov’s first even-strength goal of the season.

Oshie picked up his second game point after scoring the opening goal in Friday’s tilt. The 35-year-old has factored in on four of the Capitals’ five goals over the last two games (1g, 3a). Milano registered his second-straight game with a point (1g, 1a) and has six points through ten games with Washington.

The Capitals now embark on a six-game, 12-day road trip beginning Saturday in New Jersey. Puck drop with the Devils is set for 7 PM ET.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Slide, Kuzy, Slide! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores Highlight-Reel Third Goal of the Season in Capitals’ 3-0 Victory Over Flames

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Atta boy, Kuzy. We need more!

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