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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center | #92

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / WAS
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored one goal in a 5-2 loss to the Predators Saturday night.
The Caps trailed 4-1 at the 17:03 mark of the third when Kuznetsov found the back of the net to cut the lead in half and give them a fighting chance. His 15th goal of the season gives Kuznetsov 48 points and solidifies his standing of third for the team behind Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin. Feb 25 - 8:03 PM

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Evgeni Kuznetsov scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kuznetsov extended Washington's lead to 2-0 late in the first period and his second marker of the evening made it 3-1 for his team in the second frame. He finished the game with four shots on goal and one hit in 15:12 of ice time. Kuznetsov has 14 goals and 47 points in 59 games in 2016-17. The Capitals forward has also racked up 12 points in his last 11 contests. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Caps.
Feb 22 - 11:07 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov's scoreless streak didn't last long at all this time around.

The talented forward picked up his 33rd assist of the season and his 44th point in 57 games thus far. Oh, and that pointless streak, just two games.
Feb 19 - 3:19 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is on fire.

The talented youngster picked up his 31st assist and 42nd point of the season during the 5-0 win over the Kings on Sunday. Kuznetsov has amassed 23 of his points in the last 18 games.
Feb 5 - 3:03 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been selected as the first star of the month for January.

He generated seven goals and 20 points in 15 matches. Kuznetsov had at least one point in 11 of his 15 appearances and he posted seven multi-point efforts. He is finally rounding back into the form he displayed last year, which is great news for fantasy owners and for the Capitals.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 1 - 5:02 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

Kuznetsov took a pass from Justin Williams before sniping home his 5th goal in his last six games. After a slow start to the season, Kuznetsov now has 20 points in his last 14 games played with 37 points in 49 games overall. We wouldn't be surprised to see the 24-year-old finish the year with almost 70 points considering his recent offensive surge. He picked up his assist on a late third period goal by Alexander Ovechkin.
Jan 31 - 9:40 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice for the Capitals in a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Kuznetsov turned on the after-burners to blow by Steve Santini before sliding the puck between Keith Kinkaid's legs to score his first goal of the game. After a slow start to the season, Kuznetsov now has 28 points in his last 26 games played. Alex Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, and Lars Eller also scored for the Capitals. Kuznetsov now has 37 points in 49 games this season.
Jan 26 - 10:12 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has heated up offensively with eight points in his last four contests.

He has produced two goals and six assists over that span. Kuznetsov has scored just five markers this season, but his recent scoring surge is encouraging.
Jan 11 - 5:52 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been handed a $2,000 fine for diving/embellishment.

Kuznetsov received a warning on Oct. 20th, but the first offense doesn't come with a fine. The reason he needs to write a check now is because of a second incident on Dec. 29.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 3:10 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and three assists in Washington's 6-5 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kuznetsov helped set up goals by Justin Williams (first period), John Carlson (third period) and Alex Ovechkin (overtime). Kuznetsov also scored one of his own in the second frame. Kuznetsov's been a bit of disappointment this season, but fantasy owners should see tonight's performance as a big positive. Kuznetsov has four goals and 23 points in 37 games. Now would be a good time to buy-low on his fantasy stock.
Jan 3 - 10:39 PM

A turnover from Evgeny Kuznetsov led to New Jersey's PA Parenteau scoring an unassisted goal on Thursday.

The Devils went on to earn a 2-1 shootout victory, putting additional weight on Kuznetsov's mistake. "I just thought that was very careless," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "We’re in our zone, we win the faceoff and you’re going to throw a little blind pass? Secure the puck and live to fight another day." Kuznetsov has struggled offensively this season compared to the preseason expectations. He has three goals and 18 points in 34 contests.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is on a five-game point streak after getting two assists on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov had 77 points in 2015-16, but he couldn't get much going in October and November. Now it seems like he's finally turned a corner, though he still has a ways to go as his 16 points in 28 contests remains disappointing relative to our preseason expectations.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:57:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has produced a point in four consecutive contests.

"He's starting to use his biggest asset, which is his ability to skate," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's skating at a higher level and when he's doing that ... he's winning those battles, taking those pucks to areas. Therefore, he's creating more and is move dangerous and is that top centerman you saw at the start of last year where he could take over a game. You've seen that the last couple of games." Kuznetsov has five assists over that span, but he is still looking for his first goal in eight games.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov was pointless for the fourth straight game.

Kuznetsov has not had a good season at all after a 20 goal, 77 point performance last year. He has only three goals and nine points in 23 contests and certainly has been a sore spot for his fantasy owners this season. You have to keep him but it would be nice if he could start contributing.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist Wednesday.

It was the first goal and assist game for Kuznetsov since Feb. 22, a span of 44 games. "That was the Kuzy that, I think, we all see that he can be," coach Barry Trotz said. Kuzy was really decisive in how he was going to play today. There was no clutter in his game." Kuznetsov has only three goals and nine points after a 77 point season in 2015-16. Keep him in your lineup as it looks like he is ready to go on a streak.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer