The Caps and Leafs don’t have much postseason history, but that is changing in a hurry after a high-event first period.
The two teams combined for three goals and 32 hits in the first twenty minutes of the series. One particular melee almost led to hands being thrown between two unlikely players.
After getting in a shoving match near the crease, Justin Williams screamed at former teammate Connor Carrick, challenging the defenseman to a fight.
Carrick did not appreciate the gesture much, responding in kind.
According to hockeyfights.com, Williams has dropped the gloves six times during his NHL career while Carrick has done so three times. Williams has fought current teammate Kevin Shattenkirk.
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