Universally beloved hockey player Tom Wilson and clutch phenom Devante Smith-Pelly each added goals in the first period to make it 3-0 heading into intermission.
This is surreal.
The Wilson goal was the result of some psychic stuff. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has one working hand and was genetically coded by god to be bad at faceoffs, won a faceoff. He, Wilson, and Ovechkin proceeded to exchange the puck like cognitively-linked weirdos in one of those sci-fi movies you youngsters like so much. Wilson knew where to go. Once he reached the weak side, Kuznetsov’s pass found him there for an easy goal.
The tally was Wilson’s fifth of the postseason.
Just over three minutes later, Devante Smith-Pelly scored on a play he himself created. Smith-Pelly stopped a clearing pass at the blue line. Matt Niskanen settled the puck and Alex Ovechkin put it on net. DSP caught the rebound, used his skate to prep, and didn’t throw away his shot. He’s got six goals in playoffs.
Capital One Center exploded.
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