Tom Wilson can be a polarizing figure – especially if you aren’t a Washington Capitals fan – but he can also be a force on the ice.
Sometimes that means raising an opponent’s ire enough to take an instigator penalty. Other times he delivers a huge hit or wins a fight.
In the case of the Capitals’ eventual 2-1 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators, Wilson was in top form. Witness a pretty resounding shift in the video above: Wilson nearly sends Mattias Ekholm over the boards before defeating Austin Watson in a pretty resounding fight.
It’s quite the spectacle.
Again, the Predators ended up winning in overtime, as Viktor Arvidsson continues his remarkable breakthrough season: