It took 10 games, but Capitals enforcer Tom Wilson is finally on the board with his first goal of the season.
The Caps forward scored 7:01 into the first period to give the Capitals an early 1-0 lead over the Boston Bruins. The Capitals are attempting to win their tenth-straight game against Boston.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 4, 2017
The goal was hockey beautiful (i.e. ugly yet beautiful in every way). As Lars Eller backhanded the puck to the net, the biscuit ricocheted off a Boston defender and found Wilson on the goal line. Wilson was like YOLO and shot the puck at the net as Tuukka Rask was slightly out of position.
He hit the back of the twine with a perfect shot.
Wilson, who was over-eager physically and suspended six games during the preseason, has started to settle down and play good hockey of late. Wilson had the primary assist on Lars Eller’s game-winning goal Thursday against the Islanders. He also leveled Andrew Ladd with a huge, clean hit during the second period of that game.
Beardy Tom Wilson on his goal: "A fortunate bounce right to me and I was able to sneak it in there." pic.twitter.com/PuVNYEXt1e
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 4, 2017
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