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Tom Wilson makes diving save, scores goal for Capitals in 16 seconds

Washington forward helped out one goalie before beating the other @NHLdotcom

Wilson's big 1st period

WSH@TOR, Gm4: Wilson gets job done on both ends

R1, Gm4: Tom Wilson is a man possessed in the 1st period, making a clutch save and scoring two goals to put the Capitals in control

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Tom Wilson had a very busy 16 seconds.

The Washington Capitals forward was personally responsible for a two-goal swing against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly nearly slipped a shot past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, but Wilson dove into the net, brushing the puck away from the goal line with his stick. It preserved a 2-1 Capitals lead at the time.

But that score wouldn't keep long because Wilson got up out of the net and bolted down the ice as teammate Lars Eller carried the puck and redirected Eller's shot past Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

Wilson got some well-earned rest after that shift, but then returned to score his second goal of the game before the first period was over.

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