Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was his normal rambunctious self Friday night.
He had several nice moments on the penalty kill, laid out a borderline hit, won a fight handily, and sat in the penalty box (where he can’t score any goals).
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 23, 2017
The fireworks began early in the third period. Wilson lowered his shoulder and plowed Blues 2017 first-round pick Robert Thomas at St. Louis’s bench. The puck was several feet away from Thomas when Wilson finished his check.
Dmitrij Jaskin took exception with the hit and dropped his gloves with Wilson, who was more than happy to oblige.
Wilson rag-dolled the six-foot, two-inch Russian, knocking the winger over with one big punch to the torso. Wilson continued punching as Jaskin sat on the ice.
Here’s Tom in the Wilson Box.
Earlier in the game, Wilson anticipated a cross-ice point pass and nearly scored shorthanded. It was one of the Capitals best chances of the night.
Wilson finished the evening with two shots and three hits.
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