Tom Wilson on Anton Stralman’s hit: ‘If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I’m probably unconscious’
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended three times this season, including a three-game ban during the second round of the playoffs for checking Zack Aston-Reese in the head.
Tuesday night during Game Three, Wilson absorbed a painful hit of his own after being boarded by Anton Stralman. Stralman leaped into the hit, driving Wilson’s head into the bards. The Lightning defenseman received a two-minute minor penalty for boarding on the play.
In the locker room after the game, Wilson shared his thoughts on the hit and believed that Stralman deserves supplemental discipline. He even encouraged reporters to “feel the goose egg” on the side of his head and said “If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I’m probably unconscious.”
“He sees numbers for a good amount of time and he elevates through the back of my shoulder and head,” Wilson said. “If I make that hit, 100 percent, I’m probably sitting out.”
His full comments about the hit are below.