With the Capitals trailing the Penguins 2-1 late in the second period, tensions ran high.
So who among us could blame Justin Williams for putting a Diamond Dallas Page finishing move on Evgeni Malkin?
Not me, that’s for sure.
Call it a horse collar or a reverse suplex or a diamond cutter. I call it vicious.
Why Malkin Had It Coming, a hot take in three parts.
Part 1: Malkin scored earlier in the period, giving Pittsburgh the lead after a goof-up by either Oshie or Orlov (you decide in the comments) gave Geno a one-on-one with Holtby.
Part 2: Malkin clipped Karl Alzner a few seconds earlier. It’s possible that Williams didn’t see it happen, but he probably felt it, Jedi-style.
Part 3: I dunno. This evil clown thing? Politics? Harambe? Seems like everyone is super cranky lately, so this was bound to happen eventually.