Brenden Dillon Drops Gloves With Kevin Rooney In Scrum At End Of Capitals-Rangers

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When the horn sounded at the end of the Washington Capitals4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, tempers flared as a scrum ensued. Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon tussled with Rangers forward Kevin Rooney during the scrum.

The scrum ensued after Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux clipped Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek skate-on-skate.

Dillon went right after Lemieux before the officials separated the two. Rooney put an arm around him, and Dillon turned around and dropped the gloves with Rooney along the half-wall.

Dillon threw a few consecutive punches while Rooney tried to tug onto him before he took Dillon into the boards and the two went down to the ice.

Dillon and the Capitals will try to bounce back from their second consecutive regulation loss, which followed a season-opening nine-game point streak (6-0-3), on Sunday when they open a two-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena (12 PM ET, NBC).

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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3 Responses to Brenden Dillon Drops Gloves With Kevin Rooney In Scrum At End Of Capitals-Rangers

  1. Anonymous says:

    The caps need Kuzy,Eller asap.. they have looked bad last couple games as lack of Centers is hurting them. Lack of possession and Oshie is out of position etc

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks like we get Eller back Sunday. That is much needed to get Oshie back in his RW spot. I have no issue with Sgarbossa. Have really liked his game this year. And I’ll take Schultz back before Kuzy please (did I really just say that, haha).

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