The Capitals-Penguins series is not the only battle going on between the two franchises. As many may know, the two team’s minor league affiliates are also currently butting heads in the AHL playoffs. Tonight’s game 4 contest got off to an unfriendly start….before the first puck-drop.
According to game reporters, the Bears’ Liam O’Brien may have initiated the incident by skating over the red-line during warm-ups. As a result, the Penguins Tom Sestito took a whack at O’Brien with his stick. This led to a scuffle at center ice between the two teams.
Other accounts of the incident have the Pen’s Tom Sestito initiating the entire disturbance. More photos of the incident can be found at Chocolate Hockey.
Hey remember that little party in warm-ups! https://t.co/dgBS4fvEsj
— Chocolate Hockey (@ChocHockey) May 10, 2016
As for the game, Wikes-Barre/Scranton’s Kael Mouillierat would notch the overtime game-winner, tying the series 2-2, heading back to Hershey for game 6 on Wednesday night.
— AHL (@TheAHL) May 10, 2016
Following the game, the Penguins Tom Sestito declared his dislike for the Bears’ Liam O’Brien: “he’s a coward”, “I have zero respect for that guy”.
— Russ Hryvnak (@RussWBS) May 10, 2016