Number One From No. 43: Tom Wilson Scores First Goal Against Seattle Kraken in Washington Capitals History

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With the Washington Capitals set to conclude their West Coast road trip with their first-ever visit to Seattle, Washington to take on the expansion Seattle Kraken on Sunday, the puck drop at Climate Pledge Arena would be a notable one in the history books for both clubs.

Capitals right wing Tom Wilson would be the first player to score against the Kraken in franchise history, notching his sixth goal of the 2021-22 season at the 3:34 mark of the first period.

The goal was Wilson’s 15th point of the season in 19 Games Played, a total that ranks fourth on the Capitals’ roster. After the goal, the team poked fun at the anecdotal tally on social media.

Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded the lone assist on Wilson’s goal, his 16th helper of the season; Kuznetsov’s 16 assists rank fifth in the NHL.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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