Tyler Lewington and Madison Bowey had a night they’ll never forget Saturday in Ottawa.
Both defensemen scored their first NHL goals against the Senators. Lewington even had the Capitals’ first Gordie Howe Hat Trick — a goal, an assist, and a fight in the same game — in seven years.
After the Caps’ held on to win 3-2, the two happy players did interviews with the media in the locker room. And that’s when Tom Wilson, wanting to keep his new young teammates humble, struck.
First, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan, Wilson dumped a chocolate smoothie over Bowey’s head.
Bowey laughed it off as stray droplets of smoothie fell off his hat.
“I think [my teammates] were pumped for sure,” Bowey said of finally scoring. “It was awesome and yeah all around, the boys are happy for me, and to get that success was sweet.”
Wilson’s next victim was Lewington, who got a shaving-ceam pie to the side of the face.
Lewington, incredulous, turned to Capitals senior writer, Mike Vogel, laughing. “You saw that coming, too!”
But Lewington kept his composure and continued on with the interview.
“It was pretty cool that [Nicklas Backstrom] was the one who passed it to me,” Lewington said. “I just tried jumping up into the rush and then Backy did a great job of drawing some guys to him and just went in there and went top glove.”
This isn’t the first time Tom has terrorized his teammates. Wilson pied Jakub Vrana and Julien Brouillette after they scored their first NHL goals. The Capitals forward likely was set down this path by captain Alex Ovechkin, who pied him after his first NHL goal in 2013.
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