“Bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep!” (Photos by Chris Gordon)
On Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers played a rookie game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex featuring prospects from both teams. It was a rather meaningless game, but still a chance for players on both sides to impress their management — or at least get a deal in the WWE. In the 60 minute game, there were four fights, a myriad of scrums and penalties, along with a occasional slew foot. Naturally, a lot of this involved Tom Wilson. The 2012 first-round pick got in two fights, lost half a tooth, and said some very, very naughty things to players on the other team.
Despite my perch between the benches, I couldn’t really tell how both his fights started, so I’ll let Wilson explain.
“I figured why not?” he said of the first bout. “Two good fights — that’s part of the game.”
Below, here are photos and video of T-Wil’s brawls.
Video by Jordan Tenenbaum, who apparently does not know a phone turns sideways.
Wilson drops the gloves in the first period.
My half-ass attempt at a photo of Wilson’s second fight.