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All-Star Award: A fan who helped Tom Wilson free his hockey stick from the glass during a game against the Anaheim Ducks has received a new phone and a personalized jersey

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Equipment malfunctions and misplacements are nothing new in the NHL, with the likes of gloves, skates and sticks occasionally giving players adjustments. During a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Capital One Arena on Dec. 6, 2021, Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson experienced the latter when his stick was caught between the glass. With the help of a dedicated fan who sacrificed her cell phone to free the trapped stick.

Capitals fan Caroline McLain tweeted a video of her efforts after the incident, showing her smashing her cellphone screen against the tip of the blade as Wilson pulled the stick back.

Prior to Wednesday night’s Capitals game against the Edmonton Oilers, Caroline received a personalized No. 43 jersey and autographed stick from Wilson, along with a new iPhone courtesy of Verizon.

Wilson was named as a replacement for Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas after Ovechkin tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the day.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of die-hard Capitals fans and has been watching games for as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a die-hard Caps fan, owner of the very first Joe Beninati jersey and since then has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after meeting Schmidt at a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to watch the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV’s SafariLive live game drives, and wildlife watching in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at Capital Development Camp).

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