Enforcer Ryan Reaves fought Liam O’Brien last night during the Capitals 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, but the call-up’s face was not the one Reaves wanted to be punching.
After knocking down The Big Tuna with three consecutive punches, Reaves taunted Tom Wilson on the bench letting the Caps enforcer know that he, in the almighty words of Goldberg, was next!
Reaves’ hand gestures here were very elaborate.
The Penguins forward pointed towards Wilson three times. Then Reaves, as if he was a Price Is Right model, presented his body like it was a prize in the Final Showcase.
Shockingly, Wilson did not take kindly to this so the two engaged in some angry chirping all night long.
The first spat happened with nearly a minute to go in the second period.
After an icing call against the Penguins, Wilson and Reaves met up to exchange pleasantries. Wilson was very animated with his arms about the topic he was discussing. Reaves did some affirmative nodding.
The pair had one more vocal dustup at the very end of the game. As time elapsed in regulation, Reaves put his hands on Wilson’s hockey stick and would not let go.
This again set in motion some verbal brinksmanship where the pair likely shared words that are too X-rated for this family blog.
Reaves and Wilson have fought two times previously, and, for some darn reason, I am convinced number three will happen at some point this season.
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