David Pastrnak’s tweet praising Tom Wilson proves to be prophetic in Caps-Bruins


When the NHL season came to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bruins forward David Pastrnak was tied with Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin for most goals in the league with 48. So, it's safe to say Pastrnak knows a thing or two about finding the back of the net.

So, when the Bruins' star tweeted a couple of weeks ago that he thought Capitals' forward Tom Wilson was the best goal scorer in the NHL, everyone was a little bit confused. 

On Sunday, the two teams squared off for the first time since Pastrnak's tweet, with Washington earning its first victory in the Toronto bubble with a 2-1 win over Boston. And it was none other than Wilson who scored the decisive goal for the Capitals.

Once the final horn sounded and Washington's victory was official, the Capitals official Twitter account pulled an ultimate troll move and reposted Pastrnak's original tweet with the caption, "bump."

The Capitals' victory on Sunday earned them the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins -- the NHL's points leader when the season paused in March -- falls to the fourth spot in the standings after going winless in the three-game round robin.


Washington will face a familiar foe in the New York Islanders in the first round, while the Bruins will face the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes in a rematch of the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.


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