Tom Wilson had one of those weird Tom Wilson nights where it’s hard to really know what type of player he is or will grow to be.
Midway through the second period, the big Canadian forward parlayed some good board work into a Daniel Winnik goal, giving the Caps a 3-0 lead.
But then! Two unanswered Bruins goals later, Wilson lost the lead for the Capitals after pasting Anton Blidh into the stanchion with an unnecessary, late hit.
Here’s the hit in question at full speed.
If we slow it down, you’ll notice the action caused both Andre Burakovsky on the Caps bench and Pierre McGuire inside the glass to duck for cover.
Let’s take a closer look at Pierre’s reaction because I need this right now.
That look. That face. It’s tremendous.
What’s not tremendous is the hit. Wilson was called for an interference minor on the play, which occurred during a 26 minute shot-less streak for the Capitals. The Bruins scored on the resulting power play, making the game feel dire and essentially over.
Instead, Nicklas Backstrom would win the game in overtime. But the Caps were lucky to escape with the win.
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