You’re right, Mike Babcock.
Don’t worry about Tom Wilson.
Wilson took over the first period of Game 4 between the Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs with two goals and perhaps the save of the series.
With the Caps leading 2-1, Morgan Rielly fired a shot on Braden Holtby that trickled past him toward the goal line.
Just inches away from a 2-2 tie, Wilson dove to sweep the puck off the line.
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But Wilson was not done.
Lars Eller picked up the puck off of the resulting scrum and took the puck down the length of the ice. He skated around the net, spun around and fired the puck which deflected past Frederik Andersen. Who got the deflection? Wilson.
In a matter of mere seconds, the Caps went from staring a 2-2 tie to leading 3-1. Wilson made the save on one goal line, then buried the puck into the other.
Through three games, it has felt as if none of the bounces were going Washington’s way. Should they come back and win this series, this sequence by Wilson will be the series-defining moment.
So yeah, Babock. Don't worry about Wilson.
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