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Wednesday night during Game Four, Brayden Schenn got dangerous again. The Flyers forward cross-checked Evgeny Kuznetsov in the leg while the Caps’ leading scorer had his back turned. The play went unpenalized, but Schenn’s attempt to injure did not go unnoticed by several Caps.
Speaking to the press during the team’s off day, checking-line forward Tom Wilson shared his disgust.
“There’s really no way to put it but that’s pretty cheap,” Tom Wilson said. “You come in after a whistle and you target a guy’s knee like that, there’s really no time for that. They’re targeting a guy like Kuzy, cross-checking him in the knee. That’s a pretty dangerous play.
“That’s just another little piece of motivation that we can use,” Wilson continued. “We’ll just use that as a little motivation to send those guys home. We don’t like that. He’s obviously one of our best players. We’re just kind of gonna play within the rules and hopefully send them home and send them packing.”
Head coach Barry Trotz backed up Wilson, sharing that he also was troubled by a Wayne Simmonds’ slash during Game Two.
“Once is maybe a coincidence, twice is not,” Trotz said. “I think it’s a dangerous play. I think it should not be in our game.”
After a stoppage in play, Simmonds slashed Alex Ovechkin in the back of the right knee while the Russian machine also had his back turned.
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The Capitals will have another opportunity to close-out the Flyers this Friday at home.
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