The Capitals were outclassed Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, falling behind 4-1 after the first 20 minutes. Tom Wilson was clearly not going to let that happen Tuesday at Capital One Arena and decided to unfurl his massive man-fists early against the Ottawa Senators.
In a quick fight with Mark Borowiecki, Tom landed two brutal rights that sent the Senators forward briefly to the locker room.
Tom also scored a goal early in the second period – his 11th of the season.
FIGHT! Wilson wails on Mark Borowiecki!!! 👊💥
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 28, 2018
Tom’s fight with Borowiecki lasted less than 10 seconds, but it was brutal. Borowiecki didn’t throw a punch while Wilson connected with a haymaker and an uppercut.
While the Caps banged their sticks against the boards in approval, a fan sitting in the lower bowl was definitely the most excited person in the arena about the fight.
Personally, I can understand why because Borowiecki has a very punchable face.
Both players would eventually go to the locker room for repairs. Wilson’s knuckle was bloodied.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 28, 2018
Wilson would later add a goal to give the Caps a 2-0 lead in the second period.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 28, 2018
After taking a pass from Nicklas Backstrom, Wilson fired a wrist shot past Mike Condon.
Wilson finished an assist away from his first career Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
“It seems like a bit of a curse now.” — #Caps Tom Wilson joking about his pursuit of a Gordie Howe hat trick. He had a goal and a fight (but no assist) in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the #Sens. pic.twitter.com/kmimec9Jk0
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) February 28, 2018
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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