Washington Capitals rookie forward Tom Wilson nearly scored his second career goal in the first period of Friday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s progress, sure, but since Willy Baby couldn’t get his name on the scoresheet, he had to find another way to be remembered: his repeated facepunching of Carter Ashton.
This 32-second skirmish, the ninth of Wilson’s season, left both combatants hurting from blows to the body and head. Wilson cut the knuckles on his left hand after hitting Ashton’s helmet.
Warning: There will be blood.
It started off as not-so-gross.
Then it got kind of gross.
Photos by Ian Oland
Wilson, who has broken his knuckles twice in his career, did not miss a shift.
All in all, Wilson dominated in PunchCorsi, landing 15 punches to Aston’s 6.
Wilson’s highest QualPunch came at the end, when he was just totally over this fight.
The fan club: impressed.
Tom Wilson fan club at the game tonight pic.twitter.com/YUEAFxJ6Y4
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 11, 2014