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Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal, Alex Ovechkin pies him (GIF)

In that photo it looks like Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin are friends. They’re having a nice laugh about how awesome life is when you’re scoring power-play goals at will against a not-so-bad New York Islanders team. Wilson having been the latest beneficiary of the incredible Washington Capitals power play, had just scored his first regular-season goal.

It’s not going to be the last that the kid pots, but hopefully Ovie doesn’t feel the need to do this after each one.



There’s a few things worth noting here. For one, Ovechkin looks insane right when he pops on camera. He’s obviously joking around and having a good time, but that face is just horrifying.

Secondly, Wilson seems to recognize what’s going to happen right before he gets the shaving cream pie to the face. His eyes settle on the red towel just before Ovechkin swoops in with his trademark finishing move.

Third, how much better is this GIF if you play this at just the right time?

It takes a little time and effort to line it up perfectly, but it just makes the moment.

The last note: are there any sort of blinding agents in shaving cream? It seems like an eye full of the stuff wouldn’t have a positive effect on the retina and cones and all that stuff that’s going on in the eye. We’re not optometrists (at least I don’t think any of us are) so we can’t say for sure, but it’s worth looking into.

All joking aside, it’s good to see the youngster get his first tally. Wilson is going to be a power-forward in the league for a long time.

Tags: Alex Ovechkin NHL Tom Wilson Washington Capitals

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