Dillon vs. Malkin: Brenden Dillon’s First Fight As A Capital

Screen Shot 2020-02-23 at 1.08.00 PMPhoto: @Capitals

A scrum by the net turned into a big fight with Washington Capitals defenseman and newest acquisition Brenden Dillon and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, and it was a good one.

Right after the buzzer signaling the end of the opening frame, Dillon and Malkin exchanged blows. One punch from Dillon knocked Malkin’s helmet right off.

Each player was given a four-minute roughing penalty at the start of the second period.

Screen Shot 2020-02-23 at 1.14.58 PMPhoto: @Capitals

Welcome to Washington and the Capitals-Penguins rivalry, Dillon!

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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