Caps forward Tom Wilson missed 16 games due to suspension to start the season, but since he returned on November 13 he’s been unbelievably hot, and yes, I regret typing that but it’s too late now.
On Saturday, with a lovely layup goal facilitated by Evgeny Kuznetsov, Wilson climbed into a three-way tie for second place in goals among the Caps — even though he’s played many fewer games than his competition.
Scoreless in the first period, the Senators regrettably gave Evgeny Kuznetsov a clear path into the offensive zone. Wilson smartly darted to the goal-mouth, where the puck arrived just in time for a one-touch goal against first-time NHL goalie Marcus Hogberg.
A closer view of this excellent Kuznetsov pass.
Rookie Tyler Lewington also recorded his first NHL point on the goal.
In 18 games, Wilson now has 11 goals, tying him with TJ Oshie (26 games played) and Jakub Vrana (37 games played). He’s on fire.
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