Tom Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment

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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is hit by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63), who was given a two minute penalty on the play, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is hit by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63), who was given a two minute penalty on the play, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

You’d figure if a player on the Washington Capitals was fined for diving/embellishment, it would be Alex Ovechkin. Nope, in this case it’s tough guy Tom Wilson, who got nailed for his second offense for a game March 19 against Minnesota.

Check out the video of the second such play which led to the $2,000 fine...

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Wilson was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 936 against Toronto on March 1. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident during NHL Game No. 1057 at Minnesota on March 19. Wilson received a minor penalty for embellishment on the play, at 14:45 of the second period. 

So another fine by a player on the Caps, and they’re one away from coach Barry Trotz being clammed with a $2,000 fine as part of the NHL’s more public crackdown on diving/embellishment. Now we will truly see if Ovi and Barry Trotz truly do get along as well as they say...

Montreal’s Michel Therrien is already on notice for two P.K. Subban diving/embellishment fines. What a fun little twist for games played and coached by people with 6-7-8 figure contracts. 

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