|Apr. 6 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET17:44 GMT1:44 AM 北京时间10:44 AM MST12:44 PM EST21:44 UAE13:44 ET - Kuznetsov scored in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and keep Washington's playoff hopes alive.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Russian and 2010 first-round draft pick is showing promise with three goals and five assists in his first 13 NHL games.
|Mar. 9 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET16:09 GMT12:09 AM 北京时间9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST20:09 UAE12:09 ET - Newly signed Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov is set to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. A crowd of about 50 gathered at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Sunday to watch as the 21-year-old Kuznetsov skate for 40 minutes with head coach Adam Oates and strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish. He went through a brief shooting regimen and performed a few drills along the boards before signing autographs and speaking to reporters.
Analysis: Kuznetsov was a first-round draft pick by the Capitals in 2010. He played five seasons for Traktor Chelyabinsk in the KHL. He has long been considered one of the top prospects in the world and joins the Capitals in a playoff race. Washington is one point outside the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
|Mar. 8 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 AM 北京时间6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)20:32 ET - It took the Washington Capitals nearly four years to sign Russian forward Evgeny Kuznetsov. When they finally did on Saturday, general manager George McPhee compared the new forward to a mythical creature. "It's kind of like seeing the Loch Ness Monster when he walked in," McPhee said. "We've heard you, but we haven't seen you. And there he was. I found it hard to believe he was standing there after all this."
Analysis: Kuznetsov, selected in the first round - 26th overall - in the 2010 NHL draft, is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound winger who spent the last four years playing for his hometown team, Chelyabinsk Traktor of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Kuznetsov led the team in scoring each season from 2010-13 and made the 2012 KHL All-Star team. McPhee said he expects Kuznetsov to make his NHL debut on Monday at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kuznetsov has signed a deal for this season and next.