The Washington Capitals faced an early two-goal deficit against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their first-round series Thursday night at the Verizon Center.

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals have dealt with a ton of postseason disappointment over the past decade and falling down 0-1 to the eighth-seeded Leafs could have spelled disaster for them.

But, the Caps battled back to force overtime thanks to two goals in regulation from Justin Williams.

Then in overtime, Toronto native Tom Wilson scored his first-ever playoff goal on a ridiculous wrist shot to take the Capitals off the hook in Game 1.

Take a look at the game-winning goal.

What a rip by Wilson.

The Maple Leafs will look to rebound in Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

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