Tom Wilson has two lonely points on the season, but I’m going to blow your mind right now with some chewy stat goodness about Mr. Perfect.
Coming into tonight’s game, Wilson ranked tenth in the NHL in drawing penalties, irritating his opponents into taking 12 minors this season. Willy Baby drew number 13 in the first period after a big hit.
The play began when Wilson leveled Daniel Carr in the neutral zone. The Habs forward fumbled the puck near the blue line and KAM-BLAM-O.
Let’s take a closer look.
Lumbering forward Michael McCarron did not let this legal hit stand, taking a slashing penalty against Wilson to avenge his fallen brother.
Through the first period alone, Wilson had four hits, leading all players.
Tom Wilson has been credited with a game-high four hits through 20.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) December 18, 2016
A season after being targeted by officials, Wilson’s penalty differential has started to trend back up into the statrosphere. He’s a plus-five, trailing only Caps forward TJ Oshie.
If Wilson can’t score, at least he’s eating PK minutes like cotton candy and driving his opponents crazy. That will suffice for now.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.