Anders Lee’s dust-up with John Carlson was apparently just his warmup bout.
Late in the first period, Tom Wilson challenged Lee to drop his gloves after the Islanders nailed Nicklas Backstrom with a dirty hit to start the game.
Lee obliged and he probably shouldn’t have.
Check out Tom’s hands turning Lee’s face into mashed potatoes.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) August 12, 2020
This hurts my face just watching it.
The first period of Game One between the Capitals and Islanders featured a ridiculous 26 penalty minutes.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 12, 2020
I love it.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) August 12, 2020
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