Capitals marvel at Tage Thompson’s ‘elite’ ability after he scores hat trick, overtime game-winner against them
The Washington Capitals faced the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday for the first time this season — the first of three meetings they’ll have overall. In Game One, the Caps discovered what a lot of the league has already learned: That Tage Thompson guy is pretty good.
Thompson had a four-point night against the Capitals, winning the game in overtime with his hat-trick goal. Tage made the Caps look silly on the play, deking around Erik Gustafsson’s out-stretched stick and beating Darcy Kuemper to the top corner for the 5-4 victory.
It was Thompson’s third hat trick of the season, the most of any player in the NHL so far this year. Tage outdueled Alex Ovechkin, who scored twice on the night.