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Capitals center Kuznetsov named NHL's 'First Star' for January

Capitals center Kuznetsov named NHL's 'First Star' for January

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was named the NHL's "First Star" for the month of January. Kuznetsov is coming off his all-star appearance, ranked second in the league with 16 points (four goals and 12 assists) in 10 games. He is the leading scorer for the Capitals this season with 49 points in 47 games. Kuznetsov registered at least one point in seven of his 10 appearances. Kuznetsov became the fifth player in franchise history to collect three or more assists in consecutive games — and the first to achieve that feat since teammate Nicklas Backstrom from Jan. 19-21, 2008. Kuznetsov is the NHL leader with a plus-24 rating, plus-7 in...

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