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The Narrative: Wilson, Williams, and Wake-Up Calls

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Three things we’re talking about today when we’re talking about the Caps

Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

  1. The phrases “Tom Wilson” and “overtime hero” go together like peanut butter and jelly... right?

Feels... rare. But the playoffs are a time for unsung heroes and secondary (or in this case quaternary) scoring, and Wilson stepped up big time.

Take a bow, Tom.

2. Justin Williams is known as Mr. Game 7, but last night he became Mr. Game 1 with his two-goal performance.

This is the face of a man who is all business.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

3. The Caps definitely didn’t look like themselves early on, and the Leafs made them pay, jumping out to a 2-0 lead before the first period was half over. After the comeback and the overtime thriller, it was time to take stock of what exactly happened:

There’s no question that the Leafs took it to the Caps, particularly in the first period, and they’ll take that as a positive...

...even though they eventually blew their early lead and lost to a team that really wasn’t playing all that well.

But yes, Leafs - you can skate with a rusty team on an off night. Let’s see what happens tomorrow.

“I know we’ve got another level, so I think it’s great that we had the start that we had. We were able to come out positive, and we can build on that.” - Barry Trotz