Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets
Kuznetsov registered the primary assists on goals by Tom Wilson (1-0) and Alex Ovechkin (3-0) before he added an empty-netter late in the game. The 25-year-old . Kuznetsov now has three goals and two assists in four games this postseason. After dropping the first two games of the series on home ice, the Capitals managed to win back-to-back games in Columbus. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Kuznetsov will be key if the Caps want to prove they are finally ready to make that serious playoff run, fans have been waiting for more then a decade to see. The fact is a lot of good hockey people have given up on this club. Kuznetsov is out to show the world he has found his next gear.