Game Two of the Caps-Bolts series has scarcely begun and the Caps have already scored. On the very first shift of the game, Tom Wilson tipped a Matt Niskanen shot to give Washington a very early lead.
You guys, it only took 28 seconds for the Caps to score.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 14, 2018
Ovechkin and Kuznetsov peppered the net immediately, but it was Matt Niskanen’s innocent dump-in, aided by Tom Wilson’s deflection, that first beat Andrei Vasilevskiy.
It’s Wilson’s first goal since returning from suspension and his third of the postseason. Willy felt so good afterwards, he decided to crowd surf on the Caps bench.
6:40 later, the Lightning would tie on a Wilson penalty. Tom drove hard to the net trying to bury a centering pass and crashed into Andrei Vasilevskiy. Wilson would receive a two-minute minor for goaltender interference.
Before his net drive, Wilson was hooked in the gut by Chris Kunitz.
Our crack research team has uncovered a bombshell from the NHL rulebook. It appears the high-sticking rule mentions something called "contact." pic.twitter.com/b4cIz7NDDU
— RMNB (@russianmachine) May 14, 2018
Brayden Point would score 20 seconds into the resulting power play. Point buried a shot from the high slot, burying a blocked shot past Braden Holtby.
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