Somehow Tom Wilson has never had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in his NHL career — a goal, an assist, and a fighting major in the same game. Tonight, in his grand return to the lineup after a 14-game suspension, the Capitals forward could get one if he tallies an assist in the third period.
Wilson scored a goal (and a trip to the penalty box) in the first period after crashing the net. In the second stanza, Wilson fought Marcus Foligno in his first bout of the season.
There were an impressive amount of jabs.