"And Wilson can just skate over to their bench — he's the toughest player on the ice — he can say, 'Anyone does anything like that again, I'm grabbing Sebastian Aho, and he'll never play hockey for the rest of this series.'"
"Ovi was probably frustrated with the amount of sticking that (Svechnikov) has done. If we went back and did the replays of every one of these games and showed the amount of times that kid was cross-checking after the whistle, coming in late with hits — there's a reason the players have been going after that guy and hitting them as hard they can," said May.
"Some guys step up in this. I'd like to see some of the Caps' young guys start to do some of the same type of thing."
There may not be any more boxing matches on the ice like Monday night, but expect another physical battle when these two teams square off again Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C.