Tom Wilson thinks he needs to fight less with the Capitals doing so well.
Wilson does not want to spend the five minutes in the sin bin and force the Capitals to go with only 11 forwards. "If we’re playing good hockey, we’re playing a four-line game, we’re up in the game, anyone that knows the game knows that’s not really a good time for our side to fight," Wilson said. "That’s textbook, the other team, we’re down in a game, we’re on the road, our guys are flat, I’ve got to fight to get the guys going. That’s textbook for them. We don’t want to fall into that. Not a lot of guys on our team would fall into that anyways, but for a few of us, it’s about playing hard, having that team toughness, knowing that we’re going to defend each other but not crossing the line into undisciplined play or taking a bad penalty or giving them any ammunition to get the game going in their favor." Wilson has two goals and eight assists in 33 games with 77 penalty minutes but has only four minors in his last 10 games.