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How to watch Tom Wilson's best games with the Washington Capitals

How to watch Tom Wilson's best games with the Washington Capitals

With the NHL on hiatus, every hockey fan misses watching their favorite team play, especially in the midst of what was supposed to be playoff season. 

As a Caps fan, you probably miss watching the crushing hits and goal-scoring prowess of Tom Wilson, so we decided to air four of his best games all day Sunday. You're welcome.

Beginning at 9 a.m., NBC Sports Washington will air four of Wilson's best games with the Caps, beginning with his game-winning overtime goal in Game 1 of the 2017 playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After going down by two goals early on, the Caps came back to tie it up at 2 in the second period, and the third ended in a stalemate forcing overtime. After six minutes of overtime, a bounce came Wilson's way on the right-side circle and he put it past Frederik Andersen on a slapshot to win the game 3-2 for the Caps. 

At 11:30 a.m., watch Wilson net two goals and secure two assists in the Caps' monster 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on December 6, 2017. Wilson's four points that game was a career-high.

Wilson is just so good against his hometown team, two Maple Leafs games had to make the cut. The February 21, 2019 game features a shorthanded goal and an assist from Wilson to lead the Caps to a 3-2 victory.

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The game in the lineup airing at 4:30 p.m. features another overtime game-winning goal from Wilson. The game from this season, on November 7, 2019 against the Florida Panthers, highlights Wilson's game-tying goal in the third period to put the Caps up 4-4 early on. The remainder of the period featured Braden Holtby standing on his head for the Caps, and chances for both teams to take the lead, but it went to overtime. Wilson won the game for the Caps 5-4 after a beautiful pass from John Carlson to put them over the top in Florida.

All four of Wilson's best games will certainly keep you occupied this Sunday.

When:

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Where:

  • NBC Sports Washington (channel finder)
  • Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms
     

Broadcast Schedule:

9:00 a.m.: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Capitals from April 13, 2017 

11:30 a.m.: Chicago Blackhawks @ Capitals from December 6, 2017 

2:00 p.m.: Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs from February 21, 2019

4:30 p.m.:  Capitals @ Florida Panthers from November 7, 2019 

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Recently retired Joel Ward calls Game 7 OT winner vs Boston the 'biggest highlight' of career

Recently retired Joel Ward calls Game 7 OT winner vs Boston the 'biggest highlight' of career

After 726 NHL games, former Capital Joel Ward retired last week by penning an open letter in the Player's Tribune, effectively titled "726." 

Ward joined NBC Sports Washington's Rob Carlin on the latest episode of The Capitals Talk Podcast Wednesday where he discussed his decision to retire, all of the attention he's gotten and, of course, that infamous Game 7 overtime series-winning goal against Boston in 2012.

“I wasn’t expecting all this attention to be honest with you," Ward said. "I just wanted to share my story and to tell everyone I was done and it turned out to be a lot of love which I was not expecting one bit.”

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A goodbye letter couldn't have been more "Wardo."

“It was just me. The way I said it, I kind of secretly came in and went out the same way," Ward said.

Known as a clutch player, Ward's 2012 Game 7 overtime series-winning goal against the Boston Bruins will forever be what he'll be known for in Washington.

“It felt like…you felt like a five-year-old kid, man. What are the chances? The way it unfolded too," Ward said.

Looking back, Ward acknowledges that moment was the biggest of his 726-game career.

“What a feeling. For me, that was the biggest highlight," Ward said.

Ward, who called the game-winner an "out of body experience," thought that 2012 was finally going to be the Caps' year. Although not a part of the 2018 Stanley Cup-winning team, Ward still rooted for his old teammates and friends that he still keeps in touch with to this day.

“Congrats to the Caps, I mean, I’m being selfish, but hey," Ward said.

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Tom Wilson's puppy, Halle, is enjoying quarantine life

Tom Wilson's puppy, Halle, is enjoying quarantine life

Tom Wilson's puppy, Halle, has been winning at life ever since the Capitals winger and his girlfriend, Taylor Pischke, adopted her right before the pandemic began.

Halle even has her own bobblehead with Wilson benefitting Wolf Trap Animal Rescue where she was adopted from! 

Wilson and Pischke have been documenting her life on Halle's very own Instagram page, @thehallepup, where they posted this adorable update.

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Peanut butter wasted 🥜

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"Wasted" off of too much peanut butter, Halle certainly seems like she is living the life in quarantine with her parents.

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