After recording a brilliant assist on Joel Ward‘s game-tying goal in the third period, Evgeny Kuznetsov (who now has four assists in four games) took his first career shootout attempt.
Kuznetsov, who scored like half of his KHL goals on breakaways, looked comfortable in the role.
Kuzya started slow, skating to his forehand before meandering back to his backhand side. As he approached the goal, he went to the center of the ice, made a few subtle dekes, then quickly went to his forehand to snap the puck past Jonathan Quick‘s blocker.
And the best part: no celebration. Kuznetsov acted like he’d done it before.
What a goal. Though… I feel like I’ve seen this move before.
It even works on the backhand.
Sometimes five-hole too!