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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.
— Caroline McCain (@ccmccain) December 7, 2021
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.
Your All-Star effort has not gone unnoticed, Caroline!
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 2, 2022
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
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