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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 172
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored with 7:18 remaining in the third period Monday night to give the Washington Capitals a dramatic 2-1 triumph over the visiting New York Islanders in the seventh and deciding game of the teams' Eastern Conference First Round playoff series.
Kuznetsov broke a 1-1 tie with his third goal and fourth point of the postseason. The speedy center made a terrific move to skate around Islanders center Frans Nielsen before roofing a wrist shot over goalie Jaroslav Halak from the slot. The Caps, who were 3-9 in Game 7 playoff matches, advance to face the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The start of that series is to be determined. The Caps dominated the Isles in the shot department Monday night. They fired 26 shots on Halak. The Isles managed only 11 shots at Washington goalie Braden Holtby. Joel Ward opened the scoring for Washington with his first goal in the playoffs. The assists went to Brooks Orpik and Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin, who now has three assists in the playoffs. The Isles tied it on a Nielsen goal at 3:13 of the third period before Kuznetsov notched the game and series winner. Apr 27 - 10:59 PM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov led the way for Washington in Game 5, scoring a goal and two assists to help the Caps beat up on the Islanders 5-1 on Thursday night and seize control of the series.

The 22-year-old speedster was shut out the first four games of the series with a minus-three rating, so Thursday's performance certainly boosted Kuznetsov's stock. Kuznetsov had 37 points in 80 games this season, and is going through his first playoffs in the NHL.
Apr 23 - 9:53 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in Washington's 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.

Kuznetsov is looking to finish off his rookie campaign on a high not after scoring at least a point in four of his last five games. He has nine goals and 30 points in 70 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 20 - 11:24 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in regulation and in a shootout to help give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Sabres in Buffalo Monday night.

Kuznetsov was the only player to score in the shootout. He sent a low wrist shot past Sabres goalie Anders Lindback to give the Capitals their second consecutive win. Washington (38-23-10) moved four points ahead of the Boston Bruins for the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Matt Niskanen had the lone assist on Kuznetsov’s power-play goal in the second period and led all scorers with two points on two assists. He now has 20 assists on the season. Kuznetsov's goal was his eighth of the season. Also scoring goals for Washington were Mike Green (sixth) and Curtis Glencross (13th). Superstar Alex Ovechkin didn't score but led in shots on net with nine.
Mar 16 - 10:16 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

The 22-year-old was Washington's first round pick (26th overall) in 2010. Although he is very skilled, Kuznetsov has yet to take the next step in his NHL career. He has now registered points in three of his last four games, but this was his first goal since February 5th (16 games). Kuznetsov has seven goals and 28 points in 67 games this season. Even though he hasn't progressed as much as many had expected, dynasty owners shouldn't throw in the towel just yet.
Mar 13 - 11:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov had an assist in Washington's 3-1 loss on Sunday.

Kuznetsov is riding a four-game point streak. That brings him up to six goals and 23 points in 52 contests in 2014-15. He's worth taking a chance on in fantasy drafts for the 2015-16 campaign as he has a ton of offensive upside and at that point he'll have had plenty of time to adjust to playing in the NHL after excelling in the KHL.
Feb 9 - 5:44 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a pair of assists on Friday.

Kuznetsov has been heating up of late with two goals and seven points in his last seven games. He now has six goals and 22 points in 51 games, which is certainly not great but he is a plus-11 this season. Do not forget about him in 2015-16.
Feb 7 - 10:59 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in Washington's 2-1 win over Ottawa.

Kuznetsov has six goals and 20 points in 50 games in 2014-15. He's got a lot of offensive upside and should remain on your radar for the 2015-16 campaign.
Feb 6 - 10:43 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and added an assist for the Capitals in a 4-3 loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.

His ice time has been limited this season, which has been partially to blame for his meager scoring totals, but even sparse playing time can't be the only cause for his recent seven-game pointless drought. Troy Brouwer and Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington in the loss.
Jan 27 - 11:36 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov has four goals and 13 points in 32 contests in 2014-15. He's got a lot of offensive upside, so he'll be worth keeping in mind for 2015-16 fantasy drafts even if he doesn't put up big numbers this season.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:34:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov will skate for Andre Burkovsky against the Devils on Saturday night.

The rookie center is expected to be flanked by Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer. Said Coach Trotz of his two young centermen, "Right now, based on performance and where we are at the center ice position as well as on the wings, we're going to platoon them a little bit maybe, but it's all on performance
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Carolina.

The 22-year-old has two goals and eight points in 23 games this season. Kuznetsov has one goal and one assist in his last 12 games. Liam O'Brien is also a healthy scratch for the Capitals on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov was moved up to the second line on Friday.

Kuznetsov responded with a goal and an assist in the 5-2 win over the Islanders as he played alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer while Andre Burkovsky moved down to the fourth line between Brooks Laich and Jay Beagle. Perhaps this is the impetus that Kuznetsov needs to become a good offensive performer in the NHL.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist in Washington's 5-2 victory over the Islanders.

Marcus Johansson also had a goal and a helper for the Capitals. Matt Niskanen had a goal and two assists to give him 10 points in 22 contests. Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward were Washington's other two goal scorers on Friday.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov replaced Andre Burkovsky on the second line Saturday.

Burkovsky moved up to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom while Kuznetsov was alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer. Coach Barry Trotz is shuffling lines to get the Capitals going. Kuznetsov has only a goal and six points in 16 games this season. The highly touted prospect is still finding his way in the NHL and needs to play as a top-six forward to do so.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Curtis Glencross
3Marcus Johansson
4Joel Ward
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Andre Burakovsky
3Eric Fehr
4Jay Beagle
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Dmitry Orlov
8John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters
3Philipp Grubauer