Tom Wilson on his overtime goal: ‘I just didn’t want to have to go in the shootout so I figured we’d end it there’
Tom Wilson wore the A and was effectively the Capitals captain during the team’s first preseason game of the year. And he made a very important executive decision during overtime. Tied 3-3, Wilson went on a skate and determined it was time for everyone to go home.
After flying through neutral and gaining the O, Wilson peeled around Blackhawks forward Dylan Sikura and deposited the puck past Colin Delia for an emphatic game-winning goal 2:35 into the extra session.
“Just basic wide drive through to the net,” Wilson said nonchalantly of his tally. Then he smiled. “I just didn’t want to have to go in the shootout so I figured we’d end it there.”