Midway through the second period, Capitals forward Justin Williams absorbed a dangerous, unpenalized hit from Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers along the center-ice dasher boards. Deslauriers checked Williams by putting his hand in Williams’ face. As Williams fell, Deslauriers’ stick struck the Conn Smythe winner’s face accidentally.
Williams missed nine minutes of game time while getting repairs in the Capitals locker room before returning right at the tail end of the period. That did not sit well with Caps roomies’ Tom Wilson and Michael Latta.
As Williams left the ice, Wilson looked irate on the Caps bench.
The next shift Deslauriers was on the ice, Latta challenged him to a fight right after a face-off.
Deslauriers landed a few big shots to Latta before celebrating like a giant idiot.
Latta was ushered to the locker room after the fight.
He is questionable to return with an upper body injury.
#Caps Michael Latta (upper-body injury) is questionable to return to tonight's game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 29, 2015
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