By Ian Oland
After a sleepy start to their first 2020 playoffs game, TJ Oshie tried to wake the Capitals up with a spirited fight with Yanni Gourde late in the second period.
Spoiler alert: it worked.
Oshie instigated the fight by punching Gourde twice in the head.
Oshie initiating the fight with this … pic.twitter.com/ZZvDYDkdvQ
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@TheReplayGuy) August 3, 2020
Once they agreed to go, the two players wrestled for what seemed like an eternity before exchanging several face punches.
And then they giggled about it in the penalty box because hockey.
TJ Oshie and Yanni Gourde laughing in the penalty box after their fight pic.twitter.com/dsQpsuyb2X
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) August 3, 2020
While the fight didn’t produce any blood, it did spur the Capitals to two goals to close the second stanza from Richard Panik and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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