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Sports Capitals' Tom Wilson punches Pavel Buchnevich in head, slams Artemi Panarin to ice

08:00  04 may  2021
08:00  04 may  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Hickey on hockey: Caps' Tom-foolery touches off two days of craziness

  Hickey on hockey: Caps' Tom-foolery touches off two days of craziness I’m not going to be so foolish as to suggest that NHL disciplinarian George Parros was derelict in his duties when he failed to suspend Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson because I can’t afford to have Gary Bettman knocking on my door looking for $250,000. But I have to say that some of Parros’ rulings this week made me wonder if the former NHL goon, er enforcer, with the Ivy League education is suffering the effects of the concussions that ended his career.

Wilson reminded everybody of that Monday night at Madison Square Garden, when he punched Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich in the back of the head while Buchnevich was face down on the ice and then rag-dolled Artemi Panarin , knocking the Wilson , whose roughing penalty at the start of the middle frame led to Mika Zibanejad’s game-tying goal, was on the ice to kill off the Capitals ’ bench minor (too many men) when he acted out as he has many times before. Buchnevich was already cheek- to - ice when Wilson began sandwiching the Rangers forward’s head between his mitt and stick.

New York Rangers winger Artemi Panarin left Monday's game and was ruled out with a lower-body injury after an encounter with Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson during a multi-player tussle in the second period. With multiple players throwing punches in a post-whistle scrum, Wilson Wilson was given two minor penalties for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct penalty. Washington's Brenden Dillon and New York's Pavel Buchnevich were also both given roughing penalties. The Capitals , who lost Alex Ovechkin after one shift in his return from injury, went on to win 6-3, with Wilson scoring an

Tom Wilson is at it again.

The Capitals right winger once again blurred the lines of what's acceptable on Monday, not only punching Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich's head in the crease after play was stopped, but also slamming New York left winger Artemi Panarin to the ice after he came to Buchnevich and Ryan Strome's defense. Strome went after Wilson after he punched Buchnevich in the middle period while the Rangers were on the power play:

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Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams

  Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams Former NHL player and longtime broadcaster Nick Kypreos doesn't believe stiffer discipline against Washington's Tom Wilson would've prevented what ensued in the Capitals-New York Rangers game Wednesday night. There were six fights in the first five minutes of the contest, which Washington won 4-2. That included three separate incidents right off the opening faceoff. Prior to the game, the NHL issued Wilson, a repeat offender, a US$5,000 fine — the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement — rather than suspending him for on-ice incidents in Monday night's 6-3 win.

Tom Wilson . [RW] Forward. 11:13. Dowd opens the scoring | video 00:31 Nic Dowd buries a wrist shot past Igor Shesterkin on the rush, kicking off the scoring and giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the 1st. Pavel Buchnevich .

This came just after Wilson threw a defenseless Pavel Buchnevich to the ice and punched him in the head . Tom Wilson gets two roughing minors, plus a 10 minute misconduct. Artemiy Panarin is called for roughing, as is Pavel Buchnevich . pic.twitter.com/ExNO73eFhA. — Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 4, 2021. Yet he wasn’t ejected. Peak NHL officiating here. I look forward to the ,000 fine.

This wasn't a case of Buchnevich running the goalie, either; he was brought down to the ice from behind, by his head, before Wilson decided to add on after the whistle. Wilson was assessed a double-minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct, while Buchnevich and Panarin were both penalized with roughing. Brendan Dillon also got a roughing minor to give the Rangers a two-man advantage for 27 seconds.

Wilson's career is a patchwork of suspensions, fines, questionable behavior and outright dangerous play. The most recent egregious example came on March 5, when he boarded Boston's Brandon Carlo, hitting him and causing his head to slam into the glass. The move wasn't penalized in the game, though the NHL did suspend him seven games for the infraction.

Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams

  Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams Former NHL player and longtime broadcaster Nick Kypreos doesn't believe stiffer discipline against Washington's Tom Wilson would've prevented what ensued in the Capitals-New York Rangers game Wednesday night. There were six fights in the first five minutes of the contest, which Washington won 4-2. That included three separate incidents right off the opening faceoff. Prior to the game, the NHL issued Wilson, a repeat offender, a US$5,000 fine — the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement — rather than suspending him for on-ice incidents in Monday night's 6-3 win.

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson crossed the line when he injured New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin on Monday night, according to New York coach David Quinn. "We all saw it. There are lines that can't be crossed in this game. In the second period, Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich had a scoring chance on the doorstep of Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek. While battling for the puck, Buchnevich fell stomach first to the ice and Wilson delivered a punch to the back of the back of his head .

Artemi Panarin would cash in to put the Rangers on the board. The Caps' penalty killers did their homework on Adam Fox who is pivotal to the Ranger's power play. As the main distributor, clearly Washington wanted to keep the pressure on him when he had the puck. As the Rangers broke the puck into the offensive zone, Siegenthaler was on the far left of the ice as Pavel Buchnevich skated in. Seeing that Buchnevich had a step on Siegenthaler and with Tom Wilson to his right, Gudas got caught in no man's land as he tried to step up to challenge Buchnevich while also getting his stick in

It's uncertain what suspension or fine the NHL will levy against Wilson, a repeat offender. But observers both within and outside the league have called for it to levy harsher penalties against him in an effort to keep its players safe.

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call .
The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and will likely see another player suspended. They are also out a quarter-million dollars in the latest chaotic chapter for the storied franchise. The NHL fined the Rangers an extraodrinary $250,000 on Thursday for what Commissioner Gary Bettman called demeaning personal comments made publicly about head of player safety George Parros. It’s believed to be the largest publicly announced fine of its kind in NHL history.

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