Evgeny Kuznetsov gets instructions from Traktor’s bench boss Valery Belousov (Photo creditL HC Barys)
Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals in Traktor Chelyabinsk’s convincing 5-1 away win over Barys Astana. Kuznetsov scored his first goal on Saturday and now added two more to his total. Video is under the jump.
For Kuznetsov’s first goal of the night, he got the puck on the right half wall during the powerplay, walked to the middle of the ice, and fired a quick slap shot near side.
On his second goal, Kuznetsov picked the pocket of former NHLer Brandon Bochenski on the penalty kill for a breakaway and finished it with a slick backhand-forehand move.