Cara Carriveau


Rangers and Capitals had 6 fights in first 5 minutes of their game and over 100 minutes of penalties

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals had six fights in the first five minutes of their game last night, May 5th; their first since Washington’s Tom Wilson punched Pavel Buchnevich in the back of the head while he was facedown on the ice and threw Artemi Panarin to the ice, injuring him, on Monday night.

They combined for 72 penalty minutes in the first four minutes and 14 seconds last night, and 141 penalty minutes overall for the game, which the Capitals won 4-2. The Rangers had been upset Tuesday after Wilson was fined $5,000, but not suspended, and called for the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to be removed.