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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov admitted he was disappointed about his performance during the Breakaway Challenge, Saturday. He also confirmed to the media that his second breakaway attempt was indeed an homage to Alex Ovechkin.

“Like a copy but not a good copy,” Kuznetsov said.

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We saw Evgeny Kuznetsov’s thoughtfulness and cleverness in the All-Star Breakaway Challenge. In the Skills Challenge Relay, Kuznetsov showed off his world-class passing ability.

Kuznetsov was chosen as one of the Eastern Conference team’s passers. His job was simple, yet very difficult. He had to toss a cross-ice sauce pass into four tiny goals as quick as he possibly could.

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will play in his first All-Star Game Sunday because his friend and mentor, Alex Ovechkin, opted out of the game Thursday night due to a lower-body injury. So what did Kuznetsov do to show his appreciation? During his second attempt in the All-Star Breakaway Challenge, Kuzy emulated Ovechkin’s magical moment with Evgeni Malkin at the 2009 All-Star Skills Competition in Montreal – with a few twists.

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First-time all stars Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby, and Nicklas Backstrom walked the red carpet ahead of tonight’s Skills Competition at Bridgestone Arena in front of a huge crowd. Kuznetsov once again wore his lucky suit again.

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At media day for the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, stylish Evgeny Kuznetsov was like a kid in a candy store. After eavesdropping on Nicklas Backstrom’s press conference, Kuznetsov adopted the role of a journalist and asked Backstrom a question.

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With Alex Ovechkin sitting out due to injury, Ovi’s Russian BFF Evgeny Kuznetsov was named to his first NHL All-Star Game. And judging by Kuzy’s suit for media day, the Chelyabinsk native has brought it to Nashville.

And by it, I mean style and class. Kuznetsov wore a desaturated plaid jacket with matching suit pants to the podium. Kuznetsov does not look like a hockey player. No, no.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Named to First NHL All-Star Game

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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been named to his first NHL All-Star Game, the team announced this morning.

Kuznetsov joins Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby in representing the Caps, and replaces Alex Ovechkin on roster. The team announced after last night’s overtime loss to the Flyers that Ovechkin, who had been selected as the captain of the Metropolitan Division All-Star team, will miss the game because of a lower-body injury

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Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s celebrations in the NHL have been mostly muted since leaving the KHL. But Wednesday, after assisting on Andre Burakovsky’s game-tying goal, Kuzy did what all the hip kids are doing. He dabbed.

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The Washington Capitals hosted a VIP season-ticket holder party at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar Tuesday and something subtle but brilliant happened. During the event, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams switched jerseys. Or should I say Evgeny Williams and Justin Kuznetsov.

It was either a sign of respect or those jokers were trying to confuse everyone.

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The Washington Capitals have been humming along here, distancing themselves from the competition at an increasingly rampant pace. Despite having played the second fewest number of total games thus far, they have more wins than anyone else. During a time in which parity reigns supreme with the number of loser points being handed out keeping teams clustered together closely, they’re the only division leader holding a double-digit lead.

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