Entering Saturday’s game in Vancouver, Barry Trotz made a big change to the forward lines, bringing Tom Wilson into the top six. That move drew criticism from soft-handed, overeducated elites from websites such as R.M.N.B. dot com, but it worked.
Wilson scored in the first period after a dandy pass from linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 30, 2016
We begin in Kuzy’s office, behind the net of Jacob Markstrom. 92 scoops the puck with his backhand to Wilson, moving north to south. Wilson holds for a half second then releases.
That’s the first goal of the season for Wilson, now playing in his fourth season in Washington.
Tom Wilson on his goal: "It’s a great pass from Kuzy. When he has the puck, I just try to get open." pic.twitter.com/3CP8bkxA3Z
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 30, 2016
That’s the first goal of the season for Wilson and his first since March 28, at home against the Blue Jackets. Top-Six Tom, that’s what they call him.