CAPITALS EXTEND HOME WIN STREAK TO 11; OVECHKIN HONORED FOR 500
This may have been a night to honor Alex Ovechkin, but it was another Russian star that stole the show.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals with an assist to pace the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 at Verizon Center.
Before the game, the organization presented Ovechkin with a gold hockey stick to memorialize his 500th career goal, scored on Monday against Ottawa.
But it was Kuznetsov that did the damage in this one, scoring his 15th and 16th of the season — starting and ending the scoring as the Caps generally had their way with their Western Conference opponent. [Read more…]