The Flyers and Capitals hate each other. So of course there were some big hits during rivalry night.
Take for instance this crushing hit involving Tom Wilson during the second period. Two Flyers players, Taylor Leier and Brandon Manning, tried to vaporize Willy Baby along the boards at the same moment.
Except they crumpled to the ice instead.
Let me zoom-in and do slow motion too.
“That was Wilson inside a Leier/Manning sandwich just now,” said Mike Emrick, forgetting to note that the meaty Wilson knocked his figurative bread off the plate. “Physical play in this contest.”
Wilson is 6’4” and 217 pounds. The two Flyers are a combined 379 pounds.
The Caps forward proved to be immovable during this exchange.
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