During the Capitals’ final game of the preseason, Tom Wilson received a ten-minute misconduct for going after the Carolina Hurricanes bench. After the game, Wilson said he got enraged by a coach, Rod Brind’Amour, for chirping at him. But it was what happened before that dynamite moment which might be setting the stage for even more combustion during the Capitals’ home opener against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
In the NHL’s game sheet, Wilson committed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Warren Foegele. Foegele, if you recall, is the Hurricanes’ player that broke TJ Oshie’s collarbone when he shoved the Capitals forward into the boards at full speed. Oshie was lost for the series and needed surgery. The Capitals lost the series in seven games.