WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals ahead Tom Wilson believes the NHL Division of Participant Security must take an in depth have a look at the laborious hit delivered by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman that briefly pressured Wilson out of Recreation three of the Japanese Convention finals.
“I think they’re probably reviewing it. I don’t know how much goes into it. I can tell you that if it’s maybe the other way around, you better believe they’re looking at it and you better believe there might be a little bit more attention on it,” stated Wilson, who was suspended for 3 video games within the convention semifinals for successful that broke the jaw of Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese.
At eight:58 of the primary interval on Tuesday, Stralman was whistled for a boarding minor after driving Wilson into the glass along with his forearm, whereas Wilson’s again was turned to him in an effort to play the puck. The Capitals ahead dropped to the ice and left for the trainers room for analysis. He returned to the sport later that interval.
“It’s a vulnerable position, and no doubt there’s contact with my head. If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I think I’m probably unconscious,” Wilson stated.
Did he imagine it was a grimy hit?
“I mean, you guys tell me. I don’t really know anymore,” Wilson stated. “But if anyone wants to feel the goose egg on the side of my head … he leaves his feet, I’m in a pretty vulnerable spot and he drives my head through the glass. I’m not one to lay on the ice, but it took me a little bit to collect myself.”
The sequence between the Capitals and Lightning, which Washington leads 2-1 after Tampa Bay’s Four-2 victory in Recreation three, is changing into more and more bodily.
In Recreation 2, Washington defenseman Michal Kempny was fined $2,419.35, the utmost allowed beneath the collective bargaining settlement, for cross-checking Cedric Paquette within the head. Wilson believes the NHL must look into potential motion in opposition to Stralman.
“I’m not here to complain about anything. I’m just talking about it for the better of the game and for the better of player safety,” he stated.