The playoffs are off to a very "NHL" start.
In the same game, Josh Anderson was given a major penalty and game misconduct for what should have been a minor penalty. No worries, right? Ho hum, the Capitals only scored twice on the all-you-can-eat power play.
Then Alexander Wennberg was on the receiving end of a nasty head hit from Capitals resident moron Tom Wilson, who has been given enough warnings and wrist-slaps from the NHL to fill a rolodex. On a Friday morning conference call with media, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced that Wennberg is "doubtful" to play in Game 2.
As of 12:15 p.m. EST on Friday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety – which acted swiftly to suspend Kings defenseman Drew Doughty – had made no announcement regarding a fine or hearing for Wilson.
Here's the hit from Wilson, which is even more damning on repeated looks:
We'll update this story as more information becomes available.