Trotz hounds Kuznetsov for costly turnover

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Thursday was not a good night for Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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The Washington Capitals forward let his temper get the best of him against the New Jersey Devils, and his costly turnover in the second period left his coach steaming.

Barry Trotz did not hold back after the game, ripping Kuznetsov for a blind pass that landed on the stick of P.A. Parenteau - who promptly fired the puck past Braden Holtby.

"I mean, we're in our zone, we have a faceoff, we've won it, and you're going to throw a blind pass?" Trotz said, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan. "I was really upset with that pass. It was unnecessary, I thought."

The goal turned out to be crucial, serving as the Devils' lone tally in regulation. The Capitals went on to lose in a shootout.

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Trotz hounds Kuznetsov for costly turnover
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