Tom Wilson is playing the best hockey of his career, and Friday against the New York Rangers, the burly forward won the game for the Capitals in the final minutes of the third period.
A hardworking Wilson dove and knocked a loose puck in the crease to Matt Niskanen who whacked the biscuit home for the eventual game-winning goal. Later, Wilson took a pass and drove hard to the net, beating Henrik Lundqvist along the ice to give the Caps a 4-2 lead.
On the evening, Wilson had a goal, an assist, three shots, and six hits against the Rangers. It’s the second straight game the Capitals forward missed out on a Gordie Howe Hat Trick simply because he didn’t fight.