In his continued effort to drive both storylines and his opponents totally bonkers, Tom Wilson has extended his six-game point streak and four-game goal streak by scoring in the first frame against the New York Islanders.
It came off a set play and it was a beauty.
Down an early goal, the Caps defense defeated a forecheck to find Nicklas Backstrom in the neutral zone. Backstrom served a perfect pass to Wilson at the far blue line. Wilson drove to the faceoff dot and released a wrist shot to beat Isles goalie Thomas Greiss.
Here’s another look.
Keven Wilson, Tom’s dad, got a handshake and a hug from a fellow father after his son’s goal.
Wilson now has five goals and five assists. He has done in eight games what took him 82 in his rookie season.
Also, with the assist, Nicklas Backstrom ties Peter Bondra in points with 825.
Update: Tom Wilson scored a second goal in third period – a power-play tally from TJ Oshie’s spot on the ice. The primary assist pushed Nicklas Backstrom into second on the Capitals all-time points list (826).
Wilson also added a primary assist on Alex Ovechkin’s empty-net goal.
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