Roman Polak

Playoff hockey back in Toronto as Wilson plays the villain

Playoff hockey back in Toronto as Wilson plays the villain

As NHL playoff hockey returns to Toronto for the first time since 2013, a local boy whose family couldn't afford to attend many games when he was younger will be in the building.

Ditching the Maple Leafs jerseys of his youth, Tom Wilson will try to beat his hometown team as his Washington Capitals attempt to rebound from a double-overtime home loss on Saturday night that evened the first-round series at a game apiece. The Capitals' Game 1 overtime hero, Wilson the Toronto native is back and ready to be public enemy No. 1 at Air Canada Centre.

"A couple years ago, I got booed off the ice at the end of a game in my hometown, so we've crossed that one off the list,"...

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