Carolina Hurricanes' Evgeny Kuznetsov in a shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs' goalie Ilya Samsonov.
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Evgeny Kuznetzov Facing Controversy for Disrespectful Shootout Move

Published March 17, 2024 at 12:55

Saturday night's matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes wrapped up with an unforgettable shootout. Notably, Evgeny Kuznetsov once again brought his unique style and (almost) stole the show.

Ilya Samsonov Gets the Upper Hand Against Kuznetsov's Shootout Antics

Over his career, Kuznetsov scored many goals that way; taking all the time he can to reach the net and beat the goalie with a quick shot.

However, this time, Leafs' goalie Ilya Samsonov made the save. Watch the full video here:

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The Hurricanes Orchestrate a Spectacular Comeback As Toronto Blows Another Lead

The game was pushed into overtime thanks to a stunning comeback by the Hurricanes. Down by two goals with minutes to spare, the Hurricanes rallied to tie the game, including a buzzer-beater with just six seconds remaining.

We can't wait to see both of these teams perform in the playoffs.

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