Unfairly or not, Tom Wilson has a reputation around the league. Word on the street is that Wilson is on the NHL Player Safety watchlist. The play I’m about to document is one of those times Tom crosses the line.
During the second period of the Caps-Kings game, Wilson shoved defenseman Luke Schenn (brother of Wilson’s personal punching-bag Brayden) into goaltender Jonathan Quick. It was a dangerous play. Quick toppled to the ice.
Schenn quickly dropped his gloves with Wilson and it was likely because of a play that happened last week.
Jonathan Quick is just day-to-day and I'm sure he's fi–OH GOOD GOD LEGS AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BEND THAT WAY pic.twitter.com/KxDfdCHlet
— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) February 11, 2016
Quick suffered an injury last week against the Bruins after forward Jimmy Hayes collided with the Kings goalie in the crease.
Wilson won the fight, his sixth of the season, but lost in the end. He received an extra minor for interference, giving the Kings a power play.
After being one the Capitals’ leaders in penalty differential last season, Wilson is just neutral now, per War On Ice.
Wilson has shown flashes of offensive upside lately, but it’s these types of plays that make it hard to justify more ice time for the young power forward.
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