Tom Wilson could be in some hot water with the Department of Player Safety after a high hit that he delivered during Friday’s Capitals-Bruins game. Wilson’s bodycheck sent 6-5 defenseman Brandon Carlo woozily to the locker room and out of the game.
Coming into tonight’s showdown, in an article we entitled Tom Wilson’s totally going to fight tonight isn’t he?, the Capitals’ first-line forward addressed Trent Frederic targeting Alex Ovechkin last game, calling it “weird” and predicting another physical affair Friday.
He wasn’t wrong. During a particularly nasty first-period shift, Wilson hit Frederic twice — once in the neutral zone and once in the defensive zone — and then appeared to challenge the forward to a fight. When Frederic passed on the offer, Wilson skated down to the other zone and finished Brandon Carlo into the glass.