Kuznetsov scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Colorado. He also led all players with seven shots.
Kuznetsov opened the scoring just over six minutes into the game, splitting the defense and beating Darcy Kuemper five-hole for his first goal of the year. He added his second of the night late in the middle frame, beating Kuemper with a snap shot from the right dot, before setting up Alex Ovechkin's empty-net goal. Kuznetsov has put together three-point performances in two of his first three games this season, an encouraging sign after he managed just nine goals and 20 assists in 41 contests a year ago.