The Flyers and Capitals hate each other. So of course there were some big hits during rivalry night.
Take for instance this crushing hit involving Tom Wilson during the second period. Two Flyers players, Taylor Leier and Brandon Manning, tried to vaporize Willy Baby along the boards at the same moment.
Except they crumpled to the ice instead.
Tuesday morning, seven-year-old Seth Parrish waited patiently in the lobby of the players’ entrance at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
A few minutes later, he was surprised by TJ Oshie. The Caps winger and Sochi hero presented the tiny tot with a number 12 Caps home jersey. Seth’s last name emblazoned on the back.
That morning, Seth’s mother told her son that they were going to watch Caps practice. His day would be a bit more hands on than that.
I’m happy to report that RMNB’s wall-to-wall coverage of Tom Wilson and TJ Oshie’s weird pregame routine will continue as another butt-slashing video has surfaced on social media.
Saturday night before the Caps took on the Habs, Willy Baby gave Osh Babe nine rapid-fire slashes to the booty. It was almost as if Wilson was a jockey, trying to whack his derby horse to victory down the front stretch. The videographer, @meganrenee_90, only got Wilson in frame, but I’m sure for about 50% of you, that’s preferable anyways.
Tom Wilson has two lonely points on the season, but I’m going to blow your mind right now with some chewy stat goodness about Mr. Perfect.
Coming into tonight’s game, Wilson ranked tenth in the NHL in drawing penalties, irritating his opponents into taking 12 minors this season. Willy Baby drew number 13 in the first period after a big hit.
The Capitals held a team-building event in New York City earlier today. Players squared off into teams and played darts.
For Mr. Perfect (Tom Wilson) and V (Jakub Vrana), their day ended early after a poor performance.
“Quick exit at the dart tourney for @jakubvranaa and I,” Wilson wrote on Instagram.
So they did what any rational millennial would do with their spare time: they played on their phones.
Friday night, Jakub Vrana scored his first NHL goal after a beautiful setup by Evgeny Kuznetsov. In years past, Alex Ovechkin has pied the rookies during their postgame interviews to both celebrate and keep them humble.
With Ovechkin busy, fellow one-goal-scorer-on-the-season Tom Wilson decided to keep the tradition going, pummeling Vrana in the side of the face with a towel full of Gillette shaving cream.
Tom Wilson had one of those weird Tom Wilson nights where it’s hard to really know what type of player he is or will grow to be.
Midway through the second period, the big Canadian forward parlayed some good board work into a Daniel Winnik goal, giving the Caps a 3-0 lead.
But then! Two unanswered Bruins goals later, Wilson lost the lead for the Capitals after pasting Anton Blidh into the stanchion with an unnecessary, late hit.
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