Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
While Ovechkin remains lethal, the Leafs' challenge in overcoming the President Trophy-winning Capitals runs way deeper. The No.1 seeded Capitals certainly hope to shake their post season funk and ride their regular season proficiency into a first round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tom Wilson scored 5:15 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday. The Caps made the playoffs every year but one from 2008 through 2016, and they never advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs.
"In overtime, everyone throws pucks at the net and you see big goals in the past just find their way in", Wilson said after the game via RMNB's Chris Gordon "I put my head down, took a quick look, and ripped it".
The Caps spent most of the game playing from behind, but the Leafs were able to not only keep the Capitals at bay but also maintained consistent possession and pressure.
DUCKS 3, FLAMES 2ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener Thursday night.
Former Cap Connor Carrick has yet to play an National Hockey League playoff game, but clearly picked up a few things last spring going two rounds with the Marlies when he was arguably their best player.
But wait, there's more. The kids were ready to go from puck drop. Braden Holtby, meanwhile, compiled another year of Vezina Trophy consideration.
Added Washington coach Barry Trotz: "We turned some pucks over".
Defensive depth is a weakness for the Leafs and they've got at least one tired defensive line - Tyler Bozak, Mitch Marner and James van Riemsdyk - that can be exposed, especially on the road. Matthews has set the rookie franchise record for most goals and points (69). Matt Hunwick absorbed 26 minutes in his absence. A successful Caps' push resulted in a slot shot that Andersen lost track of after his save, rising from his knees to allow Williams a five-hole tap in. You know you're facing a team up to seven times.
Starting Holtby with his sparkling.937 playoff save percentage in 46 career playoff games.
The 19-year-old Marner, who scored 19 goals and 61 points in 77 games in his rookie season, said he and his young teammates were calm entering the game. Toronto coach Mike Babcock called the game a "confidence-builder", but didn't love everything he saw. You can listen to the game on 570 NEWS or watch on the CBC. They are not the best team out there, and finishing 8th in the East has to be a little disappointing given the amount of talent on this roster.
The battle tested Babcock seemed right in his element. That's when Toronto-native Tom Wilson rifled a shot into the back of the net from near the right faceoff circle to give the Capitals the Game One win. "I thought maybe we got a little comfortable, which can't happen".
"It's a tough way to start the playoffs, but they came back and took it to us", Gardiner said of Washington's early troubles.
"The game is the same".
He wanted them to get a sense of how charged the energy in the building might be, how the intensity of each shift would be dialled up. Play. If you're Matty or you're Mitch or you're Willie or you're (Connor Brown) or those guys, you can play.
This game was a heart-breaker for Denver , which ended their playoffs hopes as Denver has been eliminated from the playoffs. This provides an intriguing matchup, as Westbrook is going to face former teammate and opposing MVP candidate James Harden.
Tottenham beat Watford earlier in the day 4-0 to reduce the deficit separating them from Chelsea to four points. When asked about Diego Costa's recent goal drought, Conte said: "Diego Costa provoked the first goal .
Watford have not conceded in the last two games - their first consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League since October 2016. After 18, 20 minutes we read the game very well, started to control it, create a lot of chances.
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