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A look at a Caps’ pivot’s 1A’s

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

61 - Five-on-five primary assist for Evgeny Kuzentsov since the start of the 2014-15 season, most in the League (six more than second-place Connor McDavid and Patrick Kane), per Corsica.

Kuznetsov, who added his 18th primary even-strength helper of the year (three off Jonathan Marchesseault’s League-lead) last night in Brooklyn, also leads the NHL in primary assists per-sixty at fives over the last three seasons.

Bonus nugget via Elias:

AAA for Kuznetsov’s effort

Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on three goals for the Capitals in their 7–3 win over the Islanders in Brooklyn. Kuznetsov’s points were the 249, 250th and 251st of his five-year NHL career. He ranks fifth in career points among NHL players who debuted in the 2013–14 season, behind Nikita Kucherov (325), Nathan MacKinnon (291), Johnny Gaudreau (284) and Sean Monahan (279).