With Tom Hanks at game, NHL's Penguins make 'Cast Away' joke about rival Caps' Tom Wilson
The Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed actor Tom Hanks to their enviornment for opening night time Thursday — and used the instance to poke a laugh at Washington Capitals participant Tom Wilson.
Wilson was once not too long ago suspended 20 video games for successful he leveled on St. Louis Blues ahead Oskar Sundqvist throughout a preseason recreation – his fourth suspension since final September. The Penguins confirmed no mercy after they unfolded their season in opposition to Washington, final yr’s Stanley Cup champions.
The Penguins commemorated Hanks by way of enjoying a video montage of his most famed roles – together with a stranded FedEx govt within the 2000 film “Forged Away.” Pittsburgh showcased the scene the place Hanks is screaming for his volleyball good friend Wilson, consistent with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Whilst Hanks won’t have spotted the dig on the Capitals’ participant, Penguins lovers knew precisely the place the funny story was once aimed.
“In point of fact loved the truth that you threw the Wilson section in there,” one Twitter person wrote.
“WILSON!!! TOM WILSON!!” every other fan wrote.
Tim Benz, a columnist for the Pittsburgh Put up-Gazette, additionally puzzled if Hanks being in attendance was once a dig on the Capitals participant.
Pittsburgh ended up besting the NHL champs, 7-6 in time beyond regulation.