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Three seconds after Rich Clune took an interference minor, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored to give the Caps a 2-0 lead over the Nashville Predators. Clune then took a long skate back to his bench, probably grinding his teeth. Once Karl Alzner gave the Caps a 3-0 lead, Clune had enough.
Eleven seconds later, on the very next shift, the 5’10” Clune asked the 6’4” man-child Tom Wilson to dance. And they did. Violently.
Wilson’s long reach (I know it well) allowed a few big punches, dropping a woozy Clune to his knees.
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I’m just going to say it: that this was a decisive win for Wilson in his sixth fight of the year.
The Predators scored three minutes after that, so obviously fighting works.