The Capitals went down early to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night, but Tom Wilson did get in a fight in the first period.
The results might not be what the Capitals were expecting. The Blue Jackets outshot the Caps. They outscored the Caps, and they outhit the Caps.
It may be a dangerous game to play, but Capitals coach Adam Oates doesn’t shy away from comparing Sharks captain Joe Thornton to Caps rookie Tom Wilson.
Eight-year-old Braden Nienaber deked around a sliding Tom Wilson, froze Braden Holtby with a head fake and tucked a back hander into the open net.