This is getting ridiculous, but Tom Wilson scored again.
Clinging to a 4-3 late in the third period, the Capitals first-linger winger scored an empty-net goal with 1:08 remaining to ice the game for the Capitals.
But it was how he scored that was so remarkable.
After hitting Rangers forward Chris Kreider in the right circle, Wilson took a pot shot from the defensive zone… and hit the back of the net!
Here’s another look.
According to Natural Stat Trick, Wilson scored on a wrist shot from 155 feet away, which I’m going to go ahead and assume is the furthest from the net Tom has ever scored.
At the Capitals bench, there were a lot of head pats and then a long, very-close congratulations from Wilson’s former roommate Andre Burakovsky.
Alex Ovechkin also had jokes.
The goal gave Wilson tallies in three-straight games.
Since returning from suspension seven games ago, Wilson now has:
Tom’s so hot right now.
Hello, this is Tom Wilson⬇️
Tom Wilson was considered a “goon” & everyone hated him 👊🏼💥
Tom got suspended, for a long time😳
Now, Tom came back and he’s working on making everyone hate him again…except now for this offensive production😄👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/0FzaaWqm67
— Emma (@Emmav6522) November 24, 2018
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