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Sport Tom Wilson fined for controversial incident involving Buchnevich, Panarin

08:05  05 may  2021
08:05  05 may  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

Capitals' Tom Wilson fined for punching Rangers' Pavel Buchnevich, not disciplined for Artemi Panarin slam

  Capitals' Tom Wilson fined for punching Rangers' Pavel Buchnevich, not disciplined for Artemi Panarin slam A second period scrum in front of the net led to a brawl between the two teamsWilson was given a double-minor penalty for roughing along with a 10-minute misconduct for his actions, while Panarin ended up leaving the game due to a lower body injury and didn't return.

The NHL fined Tom Wilson $5K for a controversial incident most prominently involving Rangers forwards Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin. You can watch that violent scene in the video above this post’s headline.

While Rangers coach David Quinn described Panarin as “OK” following the 6-3 Capitals win, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicates that Panarin will miss the remainder of the regular season. There won’t be much time for tensions to settle down, either, as the Rangers and Capitals meet one more time in 2020-21 … on Wednesday.

(Rangers – Capitals airs on NBCSN on Wednesday, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Click here for the livestream link.)

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  Rangers’ Buchnevich to have hearing for high-sticking Mantha The Rangers forward was given a major and game misconduct early in the second period.Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for “high-sticking” Anthony Mantha during Wednesday’s game.

Interestingly, the Department of Player Safety tweet only mentions Tom Wilson and Pavel Buchnevich, not Panarin or other Rangers.

Wilson did not get ejected following the incident. Instead, he received four minutes for two roughing penalties, plus a misconduct. He ended up scoring an empty-netter to close out the game.

[MORE: Rangers statement criticizes Wilson fine, Parros as player safety head]

Rangers, Capitals, hockey fans react to incident

Following the contest, Rangers coach David Quinn and forward Mika Zibanejad both called out Tom Wilson for his actions. Quinn said that Tom Wilson crossed the line, while Zibanejad provided this reaction:

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  Capitals-Rangers stream: How to watch Wednesday Night Hockey Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.The Rangers host the Capitals on Wednesday to wrap up their eight-game regular-season series against one another. New York was eliminated from playoff contention for the third time in the last four seasons after falling 6-3 to Washington on Monday night.

Capitals coach Peter Laviolette saw it differently.

“I thought it was just a scrum, like a physical play,” Laviolette said, via The Athletic (sub required). “There was something going on originally with the goalie and they’re jamming at the goalie and a bunch of players jump in there. It happens a lot.”

Again, Tom Wilson stirred up a ton of reactions in the hockey world. (The Capitals eventually deleted a tweet that fanned the flames.)

Larry Brooks of the New York Post called for the NHL to “ban” Tom Wilson. Some believed that people were overreacting.

Following the decision, Ryan Strome called it “a joke” and said the league is sending a bad message.

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  Rangers lose again, important offseason inches closer It hasn't exactly been a quiet week for the New York Rangers. © Getty Images The night after their fight-filled melee with the Washington Capitals, the Rangers played shorthanded against another East playoff team, the Bruins, and took a 4-0 loss. With one game left, also against the Bruins, the team is clearly moving on to the offseason. There’s no clearer sign of that than the team firing president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Groton earlier this week.

Wherever you stand, the verdict is in: no suspension, just a fine, for Tom Wilson.

Tom Wilson suspension history

To review, Tom Wilson has been suspended five times by the NHL. Here’s a rundown of those incidents, including dates.

  • Sept. 22. 2017: Two preseason games for a hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas.
  • Oct. 1, 2017: The NHL suspended Tom Wilson for four games for boarding Sammy Blais, also of the Blues.
  • May 1, 2018: Three playoff games for an illegal check to the head of Zach Aston-Reese (Penguins).
  • Sept. 20, 2018: Tom Wilson was initially suspended 20 games for an illegal hit to the head of Oskar Sundqvist, also of the Blues. Eventually, Wilson was able to reduce that suspension to 14 games via an appeal.
  • March 6, 2021: Earlier this season, the NHL suspended Wilson seven games for a hit on Brandon Carlo of the Bruins. In that case, Wilson decided not to appeal the suspension.

In addition to those five suspensions, the NHL also fined Tom Wilson three times. The most recent, of course, was this incident involving Panarin and Buchnevich.

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Along with that, Tom Wilson received a fine for kneeing (now-current teammate) Conor Sheary back in 2016. Back in March 2015, the NHL fined Wilson for embellishment/diving.

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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