Tom Wilson just made the biggest play of his young career.
After Henrik Lundqvist made a beautiful pass off the glass to a forward Carl Hagelin, the Rangers skated into the Caps zone with speed on a two-on-two break. Hagelin dished the puck to a trailing Kevin Klein. And that’s when Willy Baby came out of nowhere.
Wilson poke-checked the puck, fell over, slid into another Ranger, and slammed into the end boards. Matt Niskanen got the loose puck passed it to Curtis Glencross alone at the red line.
Glencross scored on the breakaway.
THIS CELEBRATING CAPS GIF IS MY EVERYTHING.
Unfortunately, the Caps would give up a goal to Chris Krieder with under two minutes left, leading to overtime.
Regardless, great hustle by Tommy. Congratulations on your first NHL postseason point. Well deserved.