Brawl Breaks Out In Penguins Bench During Game vs. Caps (Video)
It’s no secret that the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t like each other. That was quite evident Wednesday night when the two teams met for the fourth and final time this season at the Verizon Center.
With no more regular season meetings on the schedule and no certainty that they’ll meet in the playoffs either, both teams seemed eager to make the most of this encounter by getting in as many blows as possible. And at one point midway through the first period, the hostilities spilled over into the Penguins bench, where a brawl broke out between several players.
It all started when the Caps’ Tom Wilson got tied up with the Pens’ Blake Comeau and Chris Kunitz in the bench area. After trading shots, Comeau put Wilson in a headlock and dragged the Caps winger into the Penguins bench, causing all hell to break loose.
Check it out:
Wilson and Michael Latta of the Caps, along with Comeau and Steve Downie of the Pens each received two minute roughing penalties for their troubles—and somehow Kunitz got away scot-free.
By the time the final horn sounded, a total of 36 minutes in penalties had been handed out and the Penguins came away with a 4-3 victory, their first against the Capitals this season.