Don’t expect the New York Islanders to forgive Tom Wilson for his hit on Lubomir Visnovsky any time soon.
Tom Wilson, the Washington Capitals’ first-round selection in 2012, is notorious on Long Island for his career-ending hit on former Isles defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.
While he wasn’t suspended for his actions (to the ire of many fans), Wilson did receive a charging penalty for the bone-crushing hit (video above).
But nothing compared to their treatment of Wilson on Thursday night, when Thomas Hickey twice took exception and retaliated against the 21-year-old.
“It was a really intense game and so close, you knew it was going to come down to one goal and they happened to get it,” Hickey said. “I thought we had a really good effort and most nights that’s going to win you a lot of games against any team and sometimes it’s going to beat them, but just not quite enough. We can be proud of our effort.”
Who said Hickey doesn’t have a physical side?