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Digest: Capitals hope Kuznetsov's big night is sign of a breakout

Digest: Capitals hope Kuznetsov's big night is sign of a breakout

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, the first game in which he's had a goal and an assist since Feb. 22.

But even more encouraging than the long-overdue point production was that Kuznetsov had stopped just playing on the perimeter and was back to generating chances close to the net.

"That was the Kuzy that I think we all see that he can be," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.

Trotz said he and Kuznetsov have "had some discussions" about his recent play and that Trotz wanted to see him go to...

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