Michael Latta Fights Nicolas Deslauriers, Tom Wilson Looks Angry After Dangerous Hit on Justin Williams
Midway through the second period, Capitals forward Justin Williams absorbed a dangerous, unpenalized hit from Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers along the center-ice dasher boards. Deslauriers checked Williams by putting his hand in Williams’ face. As Williams fell, Deslauriers’ stick struck the Conn Smythe winner’s face accidentally.
Williams missed nine minutes of game time while getting repairs in the Capitals locker room before returning right at the tail end of the period. That did not sit well with Caps roomies’ Tom Wilson and Michael Latta.