Latest Evgeny Kuznetsov News

Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

Jan. 18, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay. On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington...

Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins' 7-3 win over Caps

Jan. 10, 2022 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trainers repaired the giant gash on Brad Marchand's nose, stuffed gauze up his nostrils and then he stepped back on to the ice minutes after taking a violent high stick to the face. Bloody nose and all, Marchand looked like the epitome of an old-school hockey...

Capitals score on own net; Wild come back to win in shootout

Jan. 09, 2022 00:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout as the short-handed Minnesota Wild took advantage of a Washington Capitals own-goal in a 3-2 win on Saturday night. Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout for Minnesota,...

Tied atop NHL, Capitals get players back from virus protocol

Jan. 04, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tied for the most points in the NHL, the Washington Capitals are faring better in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus than many of their rivals. The Capitals navigated a stretch in which top players Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and...

Ovechkin scores two 3rd period goals in Caps 3-1 win

Dec. 31, 2021 23:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had two goals in the third period, including the go-ahead score with 2:51 remaining, and the Washington Capitals topped the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night. The game-winner was his 275th career power play goal, a new NHL record. He had tied with...

Kuznetsov scores late goal, Capitals beat Predators 5-3

Dec. 29, 2021 23:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a late short-handed goal in his return from an 18-day absence to put the Washington Capitals ahead for good in a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. Kuznetsov converted on a crafty wrist shot from a tight angle to...

Kempe scores winner, Kings rally past undermanned Caps 3-2

Dec. 19, 2021 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 win over the undermanned Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Washington was missing forwards Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and Michael...

Capitals F Nicklas Backstrom returns from left hip injury

Dec. 16, 2021 00:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom is in for the Washington Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov is out. Backstrom made his season debut Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks after being sidelined by a left hip injury. He picked up an assist in Washington's 5-4 overtime loss. ...

Caleb Jones scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Capitals 5-4

Dec. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Jones saw the puck just sitting there, right in front of the net. And he pounced. “Kind of just had that feeling, you better not miss this,” Jones said. He didn't. Jones scored his first goal of the season 1:21 into overtime,...

Oshie, Kuznetsov score in shootout, Caps beat Sabres 3-2

Dec. 11, 2021 23:29 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov had shootout goals for the Washington Capitals in their 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Martin Fehervary and Lars Eller scored in regulation, and Vitek Vanecek stopped 29 shots for the Capitals, who rebounded...