Tom Wilson Scores First Goal Since Returning to the Lineup, Assisted By Nicklas Backstrom

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Tom Wilson scored his first goal of the 2022-23 regular season in the second period of the Washington Capitals’ January 16 game against the New York Islanders.

The goal came at the 13:08 mark of the second period; Dmitry Orlov picked up the secondary helper on the tally.

The tally marks Wilson’s first regular season goal since April 14, 2022 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the team’s first round playoff series loss to the Florida Panthers, Wilson tore his ACL, which required offseason surgery.  Along with Backstrom, who underwent offseason hip surgery, Wilson had been out of the lineup during his rehabilitation and recovery from the injury; both returned on January 8 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 16th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft recorded a career-high 24 Goals, 28 Assists, and 52 Points last season in 78 Games Played. With his assist, Backstrom has recorded two helpers in four games since returning to the lineup.

By Michael Fleetwood

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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3 Responses to Tom Wilson Scores First Goal Since Returning to the Lineup, Assisted By Nicklas Backstrom

  1. Anonymous says:

    That was awesome! We needed to see that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Willy and NB 19 starting to find their groove.

  3. Anonymous says:

    T-Willy is back!

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