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Evgeny Kuznetsov provides another reminder why he's a goal magician behind the net

Never follow him back there.

Evgeny Kuznetsov is leaving little doubt this season who the NHL's king of the trapezoid is.

Time and again this year, the Washington Capitals' young star has done magical things with the puck behind the net. You'd think defenders know by now that if you follow him there you're doomed to give up a goal.

Apparently they haven't learned that yet. Just look at Kuznetsov's pass to Alex Ovechkin to tie the game against the Islanders in the second period on Thursday.

Yes, Kuznetsov is even making stars like John Tavares look lost behind the net these days.