Ryan Reaves on his hit on Tom Wilson: ‘He was just looking at his pass and ran into a lion in the jungle’
Ryan Reaves had an eventful night in the Vegas Golden Knights’ 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The chatty Reaves scored a power-play goal in the first period, threw five hits, and fired three shots on goals. He did this all before getting ejected late in the second period.
Reaves was tossed after hitting Tom Wilson late and from his blindside. The Golden Knights forward was given a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct. Wilson went to the locker room and did not return with what appears to be a head injury.
After the game, Reaves spoke to the media and thought his hit was legal.
“I thought it was shoulder to shoulder and I didn’t think it was that late,” Reaves said. “He was just looking at his pass and ran into a lion in the jungle.”
Wednesday morning, Bob McKenzie reported Reaves would not be suspended for the hit.