Monday’s Caps-Sharks game was a rather pedestrian affair until TJ Oshie got injured late in the second period. Then all hell broke loose.
As the Caps star attempted to bodycheck Logan Couture, Oshie fell to the ice awkwardly. Joe Thornton, in a bang-bang play, would crunch Oshie’s head into the boards.
The Capitals were not happy with the hit so early in the third period, Barry Trotz put Tom Wilson out on the ice against Thornton. The 23-year-old enforcer stalked Thornton up the ice until the 38-year-old legend agreed to fight.
After the game, Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer spoke about his disgust with Wilson and the Capitals bench.