Kuznetsov goes wild and shows off epic dance moves after Capitals win

The Washington Capitals got everything they were looking for in Friday’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning: a 60-minute all-around effort, a 5-on-5 score, a stellar performance on the penalty kill, and grit and grit. physics. And on top of all that, they also had another golden moment from Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Kuznetsov is one of the NHL’s wackiest personalities, known for his quick wit, constant jokes (which he admits to using to hurt the feelings of Andre Burakovsky and Jakub Vrana), and his “bird celebrations.” “. And now he can add dance moves to his resume.

During the team’s post-match celebration after a dominating 5-1 win, Sonny Milano got the nod for their evening three-pointer (two goals, one assist). The 26-year-old then competed in the grip strength contest, scoring over 80 points. And as the celebration erupted, Kuznetsov pulled out some…interesting dance moves.

And of course we had to make it a .gif. Because how could you not?

(GIF created from a video by @capitals/Twitter)

Another note from the editor: there was no music when he launched these movements.

It’s been an interesting start to the season for No. 92, who just scored his first two goals of the season on Monday in a four-point game against the Edmonton Oilers. He has five points in his last three games and 12 points in 15 games so far this season. Kuznetsov also currently wears the “A” with TJ Oshie indefinitely and other alternate captains off the roster, and head coach Peter Laviolette liked the leadership he brought.

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Still, Kuznetsov stays true to his fun personality and told us in an exclusive one-on-one earlier this year that he was going to keep joking around and didn’t really care what other people thought of him. He just wants to keep finding happiness in his game.

“I just appreciate that. I’m happy to be here. And if I’m in a happy place, I’ll always smile and enjoy it, you know? It’s easy to see when I’m not smiling, it means I’m not in a happy place and I’m not comfortable,” Kuznetsov explained. “When I’m comfortable and enjoying it, it’s just me. I’m not trying to be someone else, I’m just like that. You know, if someone doesn’t like it, they can talk, but I’m sorry. This is who I am and I won’t change. »

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