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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Adam Oates
Monday’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh marked the NHL debut for Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov, the 21-year-old Russian who was a first-round pick in 2010, but took almost four years to arrive in Washington.
Time is running short for the Capitals. They have lost three of their last four games in regulation and another game ticked off the schedule. There are 16 left now and the next one is Tuesday night in Pittsburgh against a Penguins team they outplayed, but still couldn't beat in a 3-2 loss at Verizon Center on Monday night.
If the Capitals are going to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for a seventh consecutive year, a demanding schedule down the stretch demands they earn that berth the hard way. With back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Penguins early this week, that's easier said than done. The first leg went to the visitors at Verizon Center on Monday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is not only beating Alex Ovechkin in pool. He's sharing his victory with the world on Instagram.
If Monday night's game against the Penguins was a measuring stick, the Caps came up just short - again.
Kuznetsov may not have registered a point, but he showed a lot for fans to be excited about in his debut.
Adam Oates says Evgeny Kuznetsov will need to earn his stripes on the fourth line when he makes his NHL debut tonight against the Penguins. Tune in to Caps Central at 6:30 p.m. on CSN.
Almost four years after the Capitals selected him in the first round of the NHL draft, Evgeny Kuznetsov arrived in Washington on Saturday in the flesh.
A smattering of cheers and some hand-made signs greeted Evgeny Kuznetsov Sunday morning.
Newly signed Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov is set to make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.
Troy Brouwer scored a power-play goal off a rebound to cap a rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period as the Capitals beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Capitals received goals from Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin to pull out a win and move two points closer to the Rangers.
The Capitals' top prospect says he's ready to embrace his new life as an NHL player.
Evgeny Kuznetsov reportedly is en route to Washington and prepared to sign a contract with the Capitals.
With newly signed Evgeny Kuznetsov looking on, the Washington Capitals did their best to entertain their new teammate.
Oates said he was “hemming and hawing” about playing Kuznetsov more in the third period to give his team a spark before assistant coach
"Greenie got caught a little flat-footed on the play," Oates said, "probably a little surprised at the end of the shift that Kunitz had that much juice."