By Lewis Gould
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first two goals of the season as the Caps beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3.
Kuznetsov turned the puck over on Colorado’s first goal, but more than made up for it with his offensive production.
Nick Jensen, Anthony Mantha and Nic Dowd also scored for Washington, and Alex Ovechkin added the 734th goal of his NHL career into an empty net.
Avalanche star forward Nathan MacKinnon was on the ice for four goals in his first game of the season after missing the first week in NHL COVID protocol.