Capitals forward Tom Wilson scored a huge third-period goal midway through the third period, which gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead.
The goal, Wilson’s first of the postseason, wouldn’t stand as the game-winner though — Jordan Staal scored a PPG six minutes and five seconds later forcing overtime.
Alex Ovechkin made the play happen and notched his second primary assist of the game. The Russian machine carried the puck into the offensive zone, curled around Nicklas Backstrom’s shoulder, and found the big boy driving down the wing. Wilson beat Petr Mrazek with a quick wrist shot to give the Capitals the lead once again.
There was absolutely no stopping that one.
But it was the hug afterward that was even more epic somehow. Wilson, screaming, leaped high into air and hugged Nicklas Backstrom along the endboards.
You guys, this is so pure.
Wilson would later almost score on a fortunate bounce in front of the net, but Mrazek made the huge save.
Tom Wilson was SO close to giving the Caps a 4-3 lead pic.twitter.com/BReo48gDaJ
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 13, 2019
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