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Zach Aston-Reese addresses Tom Wilson hit, development for next season

Zach Aston-Reese realized what was about to happen and braced for impact.
PensBurgh May 6, 2018
Jake Guentzel hit on John Carlson proves we see what we want to see

Jake Guentzel hit on John Carlson proves we see what we want to see

Barry Trotz objects to Jake Guentzel hitting John Carlson, but didn’t have a problem with Oshie and Wilson’s hits. Late in the game the Penguins Jake Guentzel appeared to stun Capitals defenseman John Carlson with a hit behind the net. After the game, Washington coach Barry Trotz was not pleased. “All I saw was the hit,” Trotz said. “Shoulder-on-shoulder.” Oh wait, sorry, that’s what Trotz said when Tom Wilson hit Zach Aston-Reese and broke his jaw in Game 3 with what different angles showed as most certainly not shoulder on shoulder, but shoulder to jaw. OK, here’s what...
PensBurgh May 5, 2018
Barry Trotz continues to outthink himself

Barry Trotz continues to outthink himself

The Capitals Head Coach is known for regular season success and postseason faltering -- today is just another example of that If you’re a fan of a hockey team that has a dynamic first line, you'd like to see that line succeed, right? In the case of the Washington Capitals, their top line of Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Tom Wilson has been a great line and were causing problems for the Penguins in their playoff series. We all know what happened next. Tom Wilson was suspended for his headshot on Zach Aston-Reese, and the Capitals had a decision to make on how to handle their...
PensBurgh May 3, 2018
It’s time for Kessel and Brassard to step up in this year’s postseason

It’s time for Kessel and Brassard to step up in this year’s postseason

Stars Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard have been ghosts so far this postseason. With depth becoming an ever-growing issue, offensive production from them is paramount. The Penguins have been lauded all season for their depth, especially after the trade deadline, and now with Zach Aston-Reese ruled out with a broken jaw and concussion thanks to Tom Wilson (ugh), their deep roster is what’s going to be front and center on everyone’s radar moving forward. It might also be what ultimately saves them in this second round series with the Capitals. There are many arguments stating that Evgeni...
The Hockey Writers May 3, 2018

Wilson Suspension Suggests New Era for NHL

The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals for three games for his hit on Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese in Game 3. Aston-Reese broke his jaw on the play and is suffering from a concussion. His season is done. The decision comes less than 24 hours before Game 4 of the Capitals […] The post Wilson Suspension Suggests New Era for NHL appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
PensBurgh May 3, 2018
Pens Points: Justice Served

Pens Points: Justice Served

Pens look to even series with Caps in Game 4 tonight. Wilson suspended three games for hit on Aston-Reese. Humboldt survivors honored during Game 3 on Tuesday. Time for Kessel and Brassard to step up their games. Hagelin return could solve major depth issue. Crucial Game 4 at PPG Paints Arena between the Penguins and Capitals this evening and the Pens look to even the series at 2-2 before heading back to Washington for Game 5 on Saturday. The Capitals will be without tough guy Tom Wilson after he was suspended by the league for his hit on Zach Aston-Reese. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM...

Ron Cook: Without enforcers, NHL may be more dangerous

Zach Aston-Reese, his mouth bleeding and broken jaw throbbing after a suspension-worthy hit from Capitals villain Tom Wilson, wasn’t even off the PPG Paints Arena ice Tuesday night when the tweet was posted by an angry Penguins fan.
Pension Plan Puppets May 3, 2018
Thursday’s FTB: Gets what was coming to him

Thursday’s FTB: Gets what was coming to him

Not in the fun way, but he was finally suspended Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. https://t.co/rrZ8Hp3XkE— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 2, 2018 Tom Wilson was finally suspended for his actions, and yes it’s a rare occasion. After breaking Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw on Tuesday night, Wilson will now sit for the majority of remaining games in the Penguins-Capitals series. And in other news.... Peter Chiarelli Does Not Have A Fundamental Grasp On How To Manage His Team’s Salary Cap - The...
Last Word on Hockey May 2, 2018
Washington Capitals Tom Wilson Suspended Three Games

Washington Capitals Tom Wilson Suspended Three Games

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. The hit occurred in Game 3 of the team's second-round playoff series on Tuesday. Washington won the game 4-3 and lead the series two games to one. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and concussion on the play. Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. https://t.co/rrZ8Hp3XkE — NHL Player Safety...
The Hockey Writers May 2, 2018

Tom Wilson Suspended 3 Games

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games as a result of his high-hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Zach Aton-Reese’s head Tuesday night. Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. https://t.co/rrZ8Hp3XkE — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May […] The post Tom Wilson Suspended 3 Games appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
WTOP May 2, 2018

Capitals Tom Wilson suspended 3 games for hit on Penguins Zach Aston-Reese

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has received a one-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Capitals lead the series 2-games-to-1. The post Capitals Tom Wilson suspended 3 games for hit on Penguins Zach Aston-Reese appeared first on WTOP.
Last Word on Hockey May 2, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins Zach Aston-Reese With Playoff Ending Injury

Pittsburgh Penguins Zach Aston-Reese With Playoff Ending Injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan announced that rookie Zach Aston-Reese will be out the rest of the playoffs. Aston-Reese will require surgery after being injured in game three of the Penguins second-round series with the Washington Capitals. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/991508624840232965 Zach Aston-Reese Injured The injury occurred during Tuesday's game against the rival Capitals. It was a high-intensity game for both teams, with the series tied at one game apiece. With just over ten minutes left in the second-period, Aston-Reese carried the puck along the boards next...
www.bostonherald.com May 2, 2018
NHL taking a look at Wilson hit on Pittsburgh's Aston-Reese

NHL taking a look at Wilson hit on Pittsburgh's Aston-Reese

NEW YORK — The NHL is taking a look at a hit by Washington forward Tom Wilson that left Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese with a broken jaw and a concussion.The league's department of player safety announced Wednesday that it has scheduled a hearing for Wilson to talk about the collision that occurred a night earlier during Washington's 4-3 victory over the Penguins in Game 3 that gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the series.Aston-Reese was stickhandling near the Washington bench when Wilson drilled the rookie with his left shoulder. The force propelled Wilson up into the Washington bench while...
PensBurgh May 2, 2018
Will the NHL suspend finally Tom Wilson?

Will the NHL suspend finally Tom Wilson?

It’s a joke this is even a question You can pretty much just ctrl c and ctrl v yesterday’s piece because Tom Wilson is at it again! Hey, a Tom Wilson head shot. You don’t see that every day. Every second day, though...— Cam Cole (@rcamcole) May 2, 2018 The NHL has dropped the ball so many times with regards to player safety, maybe now they have to get it right....Right? Washington’s Tom Wilson will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 2, 2018 Telling that the league calls it...
PensBurgh May 2, 2018
Pens Points: Down, But Not Out

Pens Points: Down, But Not Out

There’s a recap of last night’s game, the Penguins need to be more than just a one-line team, and many players voiced their frustration with one specific Capital. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins returned home to host the Washington Capitals for Game 3 of their second round series. To put it mildly, the game most notably featured another dirty Tom Wilson hit, one that saw him shatter Zach Aston-Reese’s jaw and concuss him as well. The Penguins also blew a third period lead and gave up the game-winning goal...

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