Washington Capitals: Top 10 best fights of all-time

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Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Tom Wilson vs. Ian Cole

The date was Feb. 7, 2019 and the setting was Capital One Arena in a home game for the Washington Capitals against the Colorado Avalanche. The Caps took an early lead in the first period on a goal from Andre Burakovsky.

In the second the Avalanche tied it on a goal from Nathan MacKinnon. The Caps retook the lead on a power play goal from Evgeny Kuznetsov. Matt Niskanen added to the lead before the Avs rallied with two goals from Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson.

In the third period with the Caps leading 3-2, all the craziness happened. After Ian Cole landed a hit to the head of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson came in and stuck up for his teammate. Like the video says, he turned Ian Cole into a human punching bag.

Wilson would go right hook down low before the refs broke up the fight. The crowd at Capital One Arena went wild. Cole’s hit on Kuznetsov was called a major for interference. It’s crazy how this game even featured Andre Burakovsky scoring as the forward would later join the Avalanche that summer.

I know what you’re thinking, finally Tom Wilson gets some love in this list. And it ain’t the last time. Kuzy would win the game in overtime.