When Tom Wilson’s overseas player safety department did not stop Tom Wilson from being injured after Artemio Panarin’s injury, it set off an avalanche of retaliatory reactions.
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Two days after the striker of the Washington striker, the Capitals and the New York Rangers played another match, in which more important than the end result was the aspect of showing the physical superiority on the ice out of the game for the players of both teams. The referees handed out a total of 27 penalties and 141 penalty minutes.
The Slovak defender in the service of Washington also earned a ten-minute personal penalty plus a smaller two-minute penalty for tripping Zdeno Chara. He played a total of almost 15 minutes and in addition to twelve penalty minutes and one minus, he also showed two shots on goal and one block. His team won 4: 2.
Only the initial throw-in took place from the match, when three fistfights began to take place in the middle of the playing area, so far without the participation of Tom Wilson. After 50 seconds, the bad man of the NHL came next. NY Rangers defender Brendan Smith joined him. Wilson had bloodied fingers on his hands and finally played only the first third with four substitutions and a total of 2:36 min. He left the match officially with an injury to the upper body.
“It was good, we were just trying to stand up for our teammate. It was a great response from us.” said Brendan Smith on the NHL website. “I have nothing against the other players on their team, but today it was on my shoulders to challenge Wilson,” dodal Smith. “Our answer was, I think, appropriate. Star players aren’t treated like that. I’m proud of our team. We’ve shown we’re not afraid of them.” Rangers striker Ryan Strome countered.
According to overseas sources, the NY Rangers-Washington duel will go down in NHL history as the first game in which up to six battles took place in the first five minutes. Already the first third offered, in addition to three goals in the Rangers network, skillfully 100 penalty minutes in the service of both teams.
In the second period, the Russian NY Rangers striker Pavel Bučnevič presented himself with a cross in the face of Anthony Mantha and got five minutes plus for the end of the match. Zdeno Chára also received a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct in the 36th minute. The cameras caught him approaching the Rangers and said something to Brendan Smith.
The shadow of Capitals striker TJ Oshie, who was born in the first match after his father’s death, remained in the shadow of the battles and violence on the ice. Oshie’s father Tim died at the age of 56 as a result of Alzheimer’s disease, and Washington players honored his memory with black stickers on helmets with the words “Coach”, which was the nickname of Oshie’s senior. “It was spectacular. TJ Oshie is going through a very difficult time, but he wanted to be back on the ice with his teammates and played a big match. It was amazing, it says a lot about him as a person and what he means to this team,” commented coach Peter Laviolette.
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