Mike Brehm, USA TODAY
Printed 8: 58 p.m. ET March 5, 2021 | Updated 11: 08 p.m. ET March 5, 2021
Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo turned into taken to the sanatorium Friday evening after a laborious hit into the boards by Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson.
The hit occurred with no longer as much as two minutes left within the first duration as Carlo and Washington’s Jakub Vrana went for the puck slack the Bruins earn. Carlo straight away grabbed his head after the test from Wilson and stayed down. He appeared dazed as he turned into helped off the ice to the dressing room.
No penalty turned into called on the play or within the route of the ensuing scrum.
“Brando had his head down within the corner and (Wilson) took a liberty on a guy that turned into in a susceptible space,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand suggested NESN after Boston’s 5-1 take grasp of. “So as that’s a (expletive) cheap shot there and we lost a vast player.”
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy acknowledged Carlo turned into taken by ambulance to the sanatorium.
“It clearly regarded to me that he got him perfect within the head, a defenseless player, a predatory hit from a player (Wilson) that’s executed that sooner than,” Cassidy acknowledged.
Capitals coach Peter Laviolette disagreed with the Bruins’ overview.
“I saw the hit,” he acknowledged. “His toes had been on the ice, he stayed down with all the pieces. It upright regarded love a laborious hit within the corner. Now no longer precisely sure what took place, but to me, it regarded love upright a hit.”
Wilson has a history of suspensions, collectively with one for 20 games for an illegal hit to the head of Oskar Sundqvist within the route of the 2018-19 preseason. That turned into his fourth suspension in 105 games. The suspension turned into lowered to 14 games on charm, and Wilson modified his vogue of checking afterward.
Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron talked to Wilson on the bench within the muse of the 2d duration.
A petite bit bigger than six minutes into the 2d duration, Boston’s Jarred Tinordi fought Wilson. Then early within the third duration, Boston’s Trent Frederic started a fight with Wilson off a faceoff, receiving an instigator penalty.
The Bruins and Capitals had been dealing with every varied for the 2d consecutive game, and the first one turned into also very physical. Capitals indispensable person Alex Ovechkin turned into fined $5,000 for spearing Frederic in that contest.