Tom Wilson Will Be A Game-Time Decision For Game 2

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson scored the first goal of the Capitals first round series with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, he would skate just three shifts for a total of 1:31 of ice time before leaving the game with a lower-body injury.

Capitals’ head coach Peter Laviolette provided a brief update on Wilson’s status following the team’s optional skate on Wednesday. He said that Wilson is getting treatment today and will be a game-time decision for game 2 on Thursday night.

Laviolette also said that defenseman John Carlson is fine after receiving a high hit from Panthers Sam Bennett late in game 1. Carlson would leave the ice and head to the locker room as the final seconds expired in the third period.

The Capitals face the Panthers in game 2 of their first-round series Thursday night at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Tom Wilson Will Be A Game-Time Decision For Game 2

  1. Marky says:

    Ohhh! What good news on both players! I really hope Wilson will tough it out, even if they have to cut his minutes a little. He is very important to this team and in this kind of series.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That’s about as good a news we could expect. We need all our horses for this one.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Johnny is nails. Hopefully Willy will be ok. We need him.

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