#2 Tom Wilson vs. Braydon Coburn
Late in the first period with under five minutes left in Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Wilson and Braydon Coburn dropped the gloves at center ice. Moments earlier in the game at 1:02 Alex Ovechkin scored to give the Capitals an early 1-0 lead.
Wilson and Coburn initially got two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct and after two minutes in the sin bin they each were staring at each other ready to go at it once their time was up. Wilson won this fight easily and it helped give the Caps a jolt as they wold go on to win 4-0.
Andre Burakovsky scored twice in the second period and in the third Nicklas Backstrom added an empty netter to punch the Caps ticket to the Stanley Cup Final. Many people talk about the goals while others talk about the fight Tom Wilson was in earlier in that game.
Wilson practically threw Coburn to the ice after the two exchanged punches. It was easily Wilson’s best fight of his career especially the scenario he and the Caps were in. That’s two things about Tom Wilson in a row. Wonder what number one could be?