Is Evgeny Kuznetsov the NHL's most underrated playmaker

Is Capitals second line center Evgeny Kuznetsov the NHL's most underrated playmaker? 

He might be.

The Russian dynamo plays in the shadow of fellow countryman Alex Ovechkin and top-line center Nicklas Backstrom. Still, he might be the Capitals most dangerous player at 5 on 5.

Kuznetsov has averaged more even strength primary assists over the last three years than Backstrom, as well as injured Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby.

No. 92 had a goal and an assist in the Capitals game 3 win against the Penguins. Will he continue to make an impact the rest of the series?

Watch the video below for more.

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