During a shift in the second period, there were two huge bodychecks. Both were clean, completely legal, and huge.
They both involved TJ Oshie.
At this point in his career, Tom Wilson seems to own real estate in the head of every team he plays. This Lightning series is no exception.
During Game Three, Wilson laid out Tyler Johnson in the first period with a clean hit. Minutes later, Anton Stralman returned the favor, but he may regret it tomorrow.
The hit will likely be reviewed by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
Monday afternoon, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny was being fined $2,419.35 for cross-checking Cedric Paquette right in the kisser.
With a month left in the season, the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals could potentially face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The Bolts currently sit four points out of the second wild card spot, but were dealt a big blow on Thursday.
Tampa Bay lost three of their centers, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tyler Johnson, and Cedric Paquette, to lower-body injuries during their game against the Minnesota Wild.
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