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Wednesday nights Ducks-Capitals game was a fairly entertaining tilt, and surprisingly, somewhat heated at times. The tempers finally peaked when the Capitals Tom Wilson and Ducks’ Nathan Beaulieu decided to go toe-to-toe. The two dropped the gloves for a scrap at at 5:57 of third period in a 2-2 game.
#ALLCAPS this was a good fight, but i’d say Tom Wilson won. i love Tom Wilson so much pic.twitter.com/jeTH8bqo84
— Capitals Replays (@capsreplays) March 2, 2023
Both players received the obligatory five for fighting. Wilson headed to the Capitals room to repair a fist that had inadvertently connected with Beaulieu‘s helmet. Both would return to the game following the expiration of their penalties.
And now Fever’s out and won’t return. Caps might get a group discount on air fare from Hershey.
This year has been crazy. From the start.
Willy needs to be scoring not fighting.
He’s doing both!
Until he gets hurt or suspended. Too good a scorer to lose.
What makes him such a good scorer is his ability to get into the paint, forecheck, hit, and intimidate. He’s a highly skilled player, but so was Eric Fehr. Wilson needs to fight.
I like him being aggressive when handling the puck, trying to score, stop others. But he doesn’t do us any good sitting in the box, in the locker room, or suspended. And there is a bullseye painted on his jersey. He doesn’t need to get injured fighting.
Wilson is one of the best enforcers if not “the best” in the league. I wish the Capitals wouldn’t rely so heavily on him to do all of their fighting. He’s a stud, but it sure would be nice to see any other Capital step up and give Wilson some support. It’s tough for any one player to be responsible for protecting and doing battle day in and day out. Man up Caps!!!