Michael Latta Breaks Caps’ Fightless Streak

Posted November 5, 2015

(Caps Outsider)

After 12 games, the Washington Capitals finally did something they haven’t done all season: Took a fighting major. The no-fighting streak was the longest in Caps history to begin a season, according to the Caps.

At 13:07 of the second period, Michael Latta, sticking up for a hit on roommate Tom Wilson, dropped the gloves with Boston’s Tyler Randell. With the score 3-1 and the Caps’ fourth line getting some decent minutes, the bought wasn’t a huge surprise.

[Read The Washington Post’s article on fighting written before the game]

And it was a good scrap, too. Though Latta got in some shots, including one that knocked off Randell’s helmet, Latta ultimately ended up on the ice.

Read more on this in our Tale of the Tape column.

Earlier in the game, Latta got his first point of the season with an assist on Brooks Laich’s goal.