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It’s been a crazy weekend for Tom Wilson. Friday night, he made his NHL debut in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Sunday afternoon, he’ll take the ice for his second big league game, this time at the famed Madison Square Garden. It’s a lot of pressure for a guy barely out of high school. How does he handle it?
“It’s unbelievable, a dream come,” he said before his inaugural game. “I’m really excited to hopefully get a nap in and just get to it.”
That plan, it seems, worked out for the 2012 first round draft pick.
“I was pretty nervous,” he said after the game. “I was at the rink and I wasn’t that nervous. Then I got back to the hotel room, had some down time, and it kind of set in, but I was able to nap pretty well so it was good.”
S/T to friend-of-the-blog Amanda for pointing this out to me.