The legend of Tom Wilson continues to grow.
Towards the tail end of the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers, the top-six winger began throwing his body and engaging in some not-so-friendly post-whistle chats with his combatants – one of which was caught by a hot mic during NBC Sports’ presentation of the game.
Buchnevich doesn’t have time for Tom Wilson’s “go to sleep” bullshit. pic.twitter.com/lCNtcVFdSF
— Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr) November 21, 2019
It’s somewhat hard to hear, so tell me if I’m wrong, but as Tom’s skating back to the bench, it appears he asks Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich if he wants him to fight Brendan Lemieux and make him count sheep. “Do you want him to go to sleep? Do you want me to put him to sleep?” Wilson asked.
The chirping in this sequence and the potential of violence made Tom very happy.
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Nearly nine minutes later, Lemieux attempted to nail Alex Ovechkin along the benches, potentially with a knee-to-knee hit, while going for the puck. Lemieux pulled in the turnover and was immediately decked by Wilson and a furious Alex Ovechkin. After that, boys will be boys and HERE WE GO.
Please play this song in the background of the fight for optimal effect.
Wilson and Lemieux threw several bombs until Lemieux DDT’d Wilson to the ice. According to Hockey Fights, the bout was voted by readers to be a draw, with Lemieux getting a minuscule edge 44.5 percent to 43.8 percent.
Tom Wilson and Brendan Lemieux drop the gloves pic.twitter.com/6xtv9nycPR
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 21, 2019
The fight comes a month after Lemieux landed a headshot on Michal Kempny in the defenseman’s first game back from a hamstring injury that took seven months to rehab.
Brendan Lemieux with a head shot on Michal Kempny. Kempny is playing his first game tonight after missing nearly seven months due to a torn left hamstring. pic.twitter.com/5cAAyTbI1a
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 18, 2019
The Lemieux bout was Wilson’s first fight of the year and his first since knocking a tooth out of Erik Cernak’s mouth last March.
Headline photo: NBCSN
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