Monday evening, the Washington Capitals defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Staples Heart. There ended up some fireworks.
Caps enforcer Tom Wilson had several angry run-ins with opposing players in the third period of time.
His most assertive confrontation… came with a mascot.
After getting matching unsportsmanlike conduct penalties with Kyle Clifford, Wilson noticed Bailey, the Kings’ lion mascot, sitting beside the penalty box.
Wilson pointed at Bailey, pointed again at his individual eyes, and then pointed in direction of Kyle Clifford in the Kings’ sin bin as if to say your beardy brother from an additional mother is sitting above there. Wilson seems to say “twins,” maybe a sarcastic joke at Clifford’s toughness.
So how did Wilson conclusion up in the penalty box? The initial-line winger cleared Ilya Kovalchuk out of the crease following he hung out around John Carlson way too a great deal for his liking.
Kovalchuk, getting Wilson’s shove pointless, yapped at the Caps winger and sooner or later, Kyle Clifford came to the rescue to try out and tranquil issues down.
He unsuccessful. Wilson and Clifford exchanged shoves and sooner or later ended up ushered to the penalty box where by they commenced a passionate dialogue about how a great deal they hated each other.
This ongoing for several minutes.
At the time Ovechkin entered the box following being whistled for tripping 1:43 later, a calmed down Wilson challenged the well-known mascot to go hold out with an additional delight.
Shockingly, Bailey is not the only lion Wilson has had challenges with this time. #TopSixTom also has unresolved challenges with Ryan Reaves. The Golden Knights enforcer hurt Wilson with a late blindside strike in a December 5 activity. After VGK’s victory, Reaves stated that Wilson “ran into a lion in the jungle.” Reaves would later sign shots of Wilson laying on the ice hurt with that estimate.
For the history, lions do not live in arenas or jungles. They live in savannas.
Update: Bailey has responded. 🔥
He just cannot cope with lions https://t.co/gbt6MsbOEy
— Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings) February 19, 2019