The Caps take a 1-0 series lead into Saturday's Game 2 at Verizon Center.
These were the last remaining signs of a trying regular season for the Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman, who's aiming to reach a higher level in his first National Hockey League post-season. Toronto counterpart Frederik Andersen was arguably the best player on the ice with 41 saves before being beaten by Wilson with an absurd shot on the victor. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays.
Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner scored in the first period for Toronto, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
What's interesting though is that, in games that Hunwick has played a lot of minutes this season, his possession has been very good: an average of better than 54 per cent. They came out full of pep against their more experienced Washington foes, flashing the speed and skill that helped them surprise the hockey world in making the post-season.
"I'll always have a lineage here, team that drafted me, gave me my first chance".
It's a enormous hypothetical to ponder, but the "pucker factor" Babcock discussed is tough to argue against, especially since he experienced it during his first year with the Detroit Red Wings in 2005.
Meanwhile, Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said his team showed they can keep up with the Presidents' Trophy winners, but put the focus on getting the win in Game 2. "I'm privileged to have good, kind support groups in both cities and lots of people who've hopped off the Leaf bandwagon onto the Caps' the past couple of years". The energy in the building is different and the energy in each shift is different.
PREDATORS 1, BLACKHAWKS 0CHICAGO - Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and Nashville beat Chicago in Game 1. The Golden Knights begin play next season.
Among the five Leafs left from the last Toronto playoff team in 2013, Gardiner picked off a Kevin Shattenkirk clearing attempt, slid into the middle of the ice and then let a shot go that trickled off a Capital before beating Holtby, the reigning Vezina trophy victor.
The only major blemish in the first period was the penalty trouble in the middle after Brian Boyle and Leo Komarov (officially awarded to Zach Hyman) took interference and tripping (actually more of a slash) penalties in a 30-second span. He was let go last November after just 22 games as the team stumbled to a slow start.
Were it not for past Cup hero Justin Williams' two goals, there would have been no chance for Wilson in OT. Key to those efforts was the trio of Nazem Kadri, Connor Brown and Leo Komarov along with the defensive pair of Gardiner and Polak.
A rookie at 25 this season, Zaitsev led the Leafs in minutes during the regular season and finished second among the team's defenders with 36 points.
Horse-lovers to host Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt
In Wamac , Mayor Butch Mathis is coordinating the Easter Egg hunt for the 8th year at the Wamac Park at one Sunday afternoon. According to Hayden, there will be a message to convert people to Christianity before an estimated 20,000 eggs are dropped.
Andersen looked sharp in the Leafs crease until late in the second when he failed to find a Matt Niskanen shot that was right underneath his pads.
Winning seven of their last eight regular season games, the Oilers are primed to ride a wave of momentum all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.
The product of Cobourg, Ont., and 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy victor added his second of the evening, and 35th career in the post-season, with precisely four minutes to go in the second on an error by Andersen.
Marner almost quieted the crowd when he raced in with van Riemsdyk, but his follow-up chance was stopped by Holtby.
When the third period ended with a 2-2 tie, however, the stress level hit the roof. Chokers don't come back from deficits as confidently and swiftly as the Caps did.
With less than four minutes left, the Leafs goaltender denied Johansson, driving hard to the net, on a backhand set up by Evgeny Kuznetsov. He gloved the puck near the right boards and ripped a glove-side shot past Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen.
There is no doubt that he will play an integral role against the Los Angeles Clippers in his first appearance in the NBA Playoffs. Although they have yet to make it to the Western Conference Finals, their playoff experience is a huge advantage.
An emergency rule decree has removed the Supreme Electoral Board's powers to fine media who do not provide impartial coverage. The build up to the referendum and the campaigning process, on the other hand, was marked by many unfair practices.
La escalada de tensión entre Estados Unidos y Corea del Norte -respaldada por China-, empieza a meter miedo. Corea del Norte dijo que frente al envío 'insensato' del grupo aeronaval está dispuesta a "ir a la guerra".
El yihadista Estado Islámico asumió la autoría ayer y aseguró que fueron perpetrados por dos suicidas con cinturones explosivos. En total, 126 personas resultaron heridas en los atentados reivindicados por el grupo extremista Estado Islámico .
In a Twitter message posted after the show aired, Varner offered his "deepest most heart-felt apologies to Zeke Smith ". But Smith told People he thought Varner intentionally linked deceit with being transgender.
The other charges against Hernandez included armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a unsafe weapon. Bradley and Hernandez remained close friends until a violent falling out months later at a party in Florida.
A fully developed proposal is expected to be delivered to Trump's desk in the near future, a senior administration official said. In no way do we see peace in that area with Russian Federation covering up for Assad.
A diferencia de algunos desfiles anteriores a los que asistió Kim, no parecía haber ningún responsable chino entre los asistentes. La celebración conmemora el aniversario número 105 del nacimiento del fundador del país.
El fiscal Telenta sostiene desde hace días que Wagner no actuó solo y miraba de reojo Pavón desde que lo arrestó. El testimonio del principal acusado condice con la pista que seguía Telenta durante las últimas 72 horas.
Spicer brought up Hitler at Tuesday afternoon's press briefing, and then made repeated, failed attempts to clarify. Spicer has repeatedly apologized for his comments, calling them "inexcusable and reprehensible".
Banged-up Sharks try to slow down McDavid and Oilers
Outside of Connor McDavid , Leon Draisaitl , Oscar Klefbom and Milan Lucic , not many Oilers had a great game on Wednesday. Jones solidified himself last season as the undisputed starter for the Sharks but has shown poor efforts down the stretch.
Trudeau's government moves to legalize marijuana in Canada
Illegal pot dispensaries have sprouted up in cities across Canada in the last few years, especially in Vancouver and Toronto. She said that overall, Ottawa's plan is short on details, among them: who is going to pay to train police officers.
What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight
Bell stated that when he reached to pick it up, it fell onto his dinner plate and that's when he realized that it was a scorpion. Displaced passengers are entitled to compensation that maxes out at $1,350, and they can request checks instead of vouchers.
Bottas ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain
The dash to the first corner is 400 meters and flat out fast, and braking at the right time heading into it will be crucial. He is at his best and he is phenomenally quick. "Ferrari are at their best in years".
Vettel on top, Mercedes stays in Bahrain shade
Sergio Perez was a further 0.422s off in 15th and marginally quicker than Lance Stroll in 16th in the second Williams. When drivers took to their cars at 2 p.m. for P1, the track temperature was 46 degrees (115 F).