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The Noon Number: Wizarding Ways

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A look at some recent magic by the Caps’ resident wizard

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6 - Number of consecutive games with at least two points for Evgeny Kuznetsov, including last night’s game in which he assisted on the game-tying tally before picking up the OT winner. Per Elias, Kuznetsov joins Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl as the only other player to have a six-game multipoint streak in the last eight years (Draisaitl earning his just over a year ago).

Last night’s two-point effort was also Kuznetsov’s 38th multipoint game in the last two seasons, bringing him into a tie with Nicklas Backstrom for second-most on the team over that span (Alex Ovechkin leads the crew with 40). All three - Kuznetsov, Backstrom, and Ovechkin - are among the League’s top 20 multipoint producers since the start of the 2016-17 season.