BY TYLER BYRUM, @theTylerByrum
With a monumental 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals have tied the first round series at two games a piece. Easily though the Capitals would not be here without an incredible play by Tom Wilson in the first period of Game 4.
After a puck squeaked under Braden Holtby, it precariously drifted toward the goal line that would have tied the game at two in the first period. Wilson, at near full speed, went diving face-first into the netting, able to get his stick out to prevent the goal.
On the other end mere seconds later, Wilson ended up redirecting the same puck in the back of the Toronto net to put Washington up 3-1.
Now in a season of 82 games and a playoffs that requires 16 victories to take home the trophy, its hard to place the weight of the season on a single play. However, if there was a play to call on at the end of the year, look back to this one from the Toronto native.
Back in Game 3, Holtby also made an incredible save nearly 50 feet away from the pipes. For those not familar with hockey, that is pretty rare for a goalie.
Now everyone knows that he is a 'Holtbeast' but was it more incredible than Wilson's key shift in Game 4? Take out the fact that Washington won Game 4 and Wilson's second goal of the night, but which individual performance was better?