The Washington Capitals signed penalty killer and checking line forward Garnet Hathaway to a four-year, $6 million contract over the offseason. The former Flame did not distinguish himself much during the preseason – well, that is, until Sunday when he was a part of some of the chippiest parts of the game.
Hathaway delivered the biggest Capitals hit of the exhibition season, leveling right wing Brian Gibbs with a huge open-ice check.
Eleven seconds later, Roland McKeown challenged Hathaway to a fight. He did not win.