The Boston Bruins put up a four-spot on the Washington Capitals in the first period, chasing Braden Holtby. With the result never in doubt during the game’s final 40 minutes, the two teams turned to hitting, wrestling, and score-settling to keep things interesting.
Late in the third period, Tom Wilson and David Pastrnak, the NHL’s leading goalscorer, exchanged hits and punches at the Capitals bench. It started a mini line brawl.
By the end of it, players on both the Capitals and Bruins were angrily hugging and yelling at each other. Wilson and Pastrnak took their disagreement to the penalty box and continued their discussion until the Capitals forward was tossed from the game after receiving a 10-minute misconduct.