Tom Wilson scored his sixth goal of the season on a jailbreak during a Buffalo Sabres power play. Wilson’s shorty came on a very rare two-on-none break.
Minutes later, he had another breakaway but decided to drop a pass to Jakub Vrana, which didn’t result in a shot. So yeah, let’s not focus on that one.
Wilson’s goal came after the Sabres’ committed a Charlie Brown-esque turnover at the blue line. Taylor Hall gained the zone and sent a pass to Sam Reinhart along the boards. Reinhart held onto the puck too long and Wilson muscled him to the ice. Rasmus Dahlin tripped over Reinhart as he tried to retrieve the puck allowing Wilson and Nic Dowd to race down all alone with the puck.
Wilson faked forehand before beating goaltender Linus Ullmark with a backhand slider.
live look at willy on that breakaway pic.twitter.com/NHgoNnFnVR
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 19, 2021
The goal was Wilson’s sixth of the season and his fifth shorty of this career.
— Byron J. Hudtloff (@ByronHudtloff) February 19, 2021
It also marked the Capitals’ first shorthanded goal of the season.
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