WATCH: Tom Wilson go toe-to-toe with Brandon Prust
After seven games of doing everything wrong, last night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens was a ton of things right for the Washington Capitals, and it all started with rookie Tom Wilson.
With 18:11 to go in the first period, Wilson went toe-to-toe with Canadiens winger Brandon Prust, seemingly sparking the team later on in the game. The 6’4″ 210 lbs rookie from Toronto went blow for blow with the elder statesman and 6′ 194 lb Prust who’s ten years older than his combatant.
Though both got solid blows in, the fight seemingly ended in a draw. The Habs were badly outshot by the Capitals in the first period as well as the game. The game remained scoreless until the second period when the Caps blew the game wide open with four unanswered goals.