Fight Video: Gudbranson punch knocks Wilson’s lid off

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Capitals forward Tom Wilson always seems to be at the center of a scrap and Thursday night’s game against Vancouver was no exception.

Things didn’t go according to plan against the Canucks, as the Caps lost the game 6-2. To make matters even worse, Vancouver defenseman Erik Gudbranson knocked Brett Connolly out of the game. Naturally, Wilson made him answer for that.

With Washington trailing 5-1 in the third period, Wilson put a solid hit on Gudbranson before challenging him to a fight. The Canucks defender kept turning him down until he had no choice but to drop the gloves.

You can watch the fight by clicking the video at the top of the page.

During the fight, Gudbranson actually held up pretty well. Two solid right-handers sent the Capitals forward’s helmet flying off.

I’m giving Gudbranson the win in this one.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.