WASHINGTON (WUSA9)--Capitals' forward Tom Wilson is having quite the post season.
After being suspended by the NHL's Department of Player Safety in the second round of the playoffs, for an illegal check to the head on a Penguins' player, he finds himself in another controversy.
In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night, Wilson was hit pretty hard by Tampa Bay defenceman Anton Stralman.
Wilson is arguing that the play should be reviewed, and that Stralman should be suspended.
I guess it takes one to know one, right?
“Well, it’s their job to take a look at it for sure,” Wilson said. “They’re probably reviewing it. I don’t know how much goes into it. I can tell you that if it’s maybe the other way around, you better believe they’re looking at it, and you better believe there might be a little bit more attention on it.”
Even though Stralman was given a minor penalty for the hit, that was about as far as it went.
After the hit, Wilson was on the ice for several seconds and then went to the locker room to be looked at.
On social media, fans of both teams had mixed feelings.
Wilson told The Washington Post, “It’s a vulnerable position, and no doubt there’s contact with my head. If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I think I’m probably unconscious. So, we’ll see what they say. We’re going to keep driving forward here. We can’t let that be an excuse. I’m not here to complain about anything. I’m just talking about it for the better of the game and for the better of player safety.”
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