With 2:16 left in the game, a tired Washington Capitals first-line iced the puck after a flurry of activity in front of Braden Holtby‘s net. Marcus Johansson‘s stick had been partially broken during the previous play so he asked to get a new twig before the face-off. Officials denied him.
To prove his stick was broken, Johansson bowed down and put his weight on it. It broke. The officials ushered him to the box for delay of game. They thought Johansson was trying to buy time for his tired teammates.
Barry Trotz exploded. He literally exploded.
ANGRY POINTING. MENACING STANDING. LOUD WORDS.
Almost as intense as when Barry yelled at an official wearing a the helmet cam during the Winter Classic.
The Capitals killed off Johansson’s minor penalty. As he exited the box, Johansson scored the empty-net goal as he came out of the box. The Capitals won 5-3.
You can simmer down now, Barry.
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