In his return to the lineup yesterday, Pavel Buchnevich played 10:46 and had 3 shots on goal and 1 hit.
Buchnevich played 4:28 in the first period, 3:13 in the second and 3:05 in the third with 9:13 of the time at even strength and 1:33 on the PP.
Alain Vigneault said on Monday that Buchnevich was "involved, assertive, competitive"against the Capitals and that it allowed him to make plays.
Vigneault added, "It was a better game for him. Again, such a young player and anyone who watches the game, he has tremendous amount of skill and sees the ice well. He just needs to get more experience and get stronger and he will continue to make those plays and be more effective in one on ones."
He had a combined 3 shots on goal in the four prior games he played, including two games with 0 shots.
Buchnevich had gone 17 games between having more than 2 shots on goal in a game.