‘He’s all in’: Jakub Vrana received lots of praise in the locker room after his first NHL fight with Yanni Gourde
The Washington Capitals will play their third game in as many weeks against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday at Amalie Arena. The Capitals have lost their previous two games against the league’s best team, who they eclipsed in seven games during the Eastern Conference Final last season. Some bad blood has developed.
During the teams’ last matchup at Capital One Arena, one particularly violent melee left Michal Kempny out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Skill forward Jakub Vrana got in his first career NHL fight with Yanni Gourde.
Vrana spoke about the fight after the Capitals’ morning skate and said he dropped his gloves due to Gourde’s “antics after whistles,” according to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.