Tom Wilson On Backstrom Hit: “I Definitely Think It’s Fuel For The Fire”

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The Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson met with the media following the Capitals practice on Thursday. He was asked about the hit levied on Nicklas Backstrom by Anders Lee, and the team’s mindset going into Game 2.

Wilson went after Anders Lee immediately following the hit on Backstrom, and the two dropped the gloves.

Backstrom would leave the game and has subsequently been ruled out for Game 2 of the series by head coach Todd Reirden, saying “he is in protocol.”

Game 2 is set for Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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