Monday night, a game between the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets got heated late in the second period. Wild forward Daniel Winnik tripped Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey before a face-off.
Several Winnipeg players, including former Capital Mathieu Perreault, protested Winnik’s underhanded play. Shortly after the puck was dropped, former Capital Matt Hendricks laid down the law and fought former Capital Daniel Winnik.
Except there was not a lot of face punching.
Here’s where everything went south. Winnik clearly did not appreciate something Morrissey said about his mama, so down he goes.
Perreault was appalled by this blatant breaking of the rules.
Boys will be boys, so the local sheriff in town, Police Chief Hendy, confronted Morrissey’s assailant, Winnik. Not interested in a gathering of facts, Hendo dropped the gloves and attempted to levy some frontier justice. After not landing many punches, Hendo attempted to drag Winnik to the local hockey jail so that he could think about his wrongdoings.
Winnik’s wife Taylor had this to say on Twitter.
Holding hands. How sweet 😍🤝 pic.twitter.com/uf1SFaSb7u
— Taylor Winnik (@TaylorWinnik) November 28, 2017
Monday night wasn’t the first time these two former DC athletes have engaged in fisticuffs. They also scrapped on March 28, 2014, while Hendricks was a member of the Oilers and Winnik was a player for the Ducks.
These two just love to wrestle.
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