Photo: Greg M. Cooper
Last night, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two more highlight-reel plays in a season full of highlight-reel plays. In the first period, after playing keep-away along the dasher boards, Kuznetsov found Andre Burakovsky with a jaw-dropping cross-ice pass and the Burracuda’s fourth goal of the season. That pass eluded four sticks, including teammate Justin Williams. One period later, Kuznetsov was back at it on the power play. Kuznetsov, taking the open ice offered by sagging Bruins penalty killers, released a snapshot on a helpless Tuukka Rask.
Those were great, but he saved his best act for the third period. In one shift, Kuznetsov turned a NHL hockey game into a beer-league exhibition.