Top 3 Evgeny Kuznetsov goals with Capitals

Looing back at the best of Evgeny Kuznetsov with the Caps
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
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Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#2 Game 7 of 2015 against the New York Islanders

This was the first time we saw Kuznetsov come through in the clutch. The Washington Capitals and New York Islanders met in an intense first round playoff series in 2015. The Caps would prevail in seven games thanks to a game winning goal in the third period from Kuznetsov.

It sent the then called Verizon Center crowd into a frenzy and there were nerves prior to the game after the Caps dropped the previous game on the road. This was one of those shots that stunned a playoff villain in Jaroslav Halak which made this playoff series win all the more sweeter.

Look at how he just glides in front of the net and does it in front of Halak with such ease. I know Kuznetsov was drafted in 2010 but if only there was a way for him to get called up that early back then.

That postseason saw Kuznetsov score five goals and add two assists for seven points in 14 games. The Caps would fall in the second round to that other New York team.