Tom Wilson and Nicolas Deslauriers Don’t Seem to Like Each Other

Posted January 20, 2018

It’s not unusual to see Tom Wilson drop the gloves, but on Friday against the Canadiens, the fight was uglier than usual when he challenged Nicolas Deslauriers. It took a second for Deslauriers to even remove his gloves after Wilson’s were already off. After the refs interfered in their bout, they still kept going after each other.

Wilson ended up getting an extra minor on the play for unsportsmanlike conduct, but not an instigator penalty which is more severe. The Caps killed the minor after some spectacular saves by Philipp Grubauer.

It was Wilson’s ninth fight of the season, second most in the league.