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MULTIPLE RANGERS GIVE THEIR THOUGHTS ON NHL'S DECISION TO NOT SUSPEND TOM WILSON

MAY 4, 2021  (15H30)      COLTON PANKIW
On Monday night, chaos ensued in a game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals when Tom Wilson threw both Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin to the ice during a scrum, while also throwing a punch at Buchnevich while he was laying on the ice.

As a result of the skirmish, many expected the NHL's Department of Player Safety to suspend Wilson for multiple games. Instead, however, it was announced today that the Capitals' controversial winger would only be receiving a $5,000 fine. When the Rangers learned about this, they made it clear they did not agree with the decision.

«Everybody in our organization is very disappointed,» said head coach David Quinn. «We certainly thought it warranted a suspension. We're just really disappointed. A line was crossed. Guy didn't have his helmet on, vulnerable, he got hurt. To me it was an awful lot there to suspend him.»

Even more disappointing for the Rangers is the fact that Panarin has since been ruled out for the remainder of the season as a result of the scuffle. The Russian superstar was having an incredible year with 17 goals and 58 points in 42 games.

«A defenseless player in Panarin in my opinion with no helmet on, a superstar in our league, I just think it's a joke to be honest with you,» said Ryan Strome. «As players you want the league to have your back in those situations and I think a lot of guys in our dressing room just feel like they didn't.»

While Wilson won't receive any further discipline for the play in question, the chatter surrounding it won't die down any time soon, especially given the fact Panarin is done for the season. Wilson will need to clean things up to avoid any future suspensions given his prior history along with the criticism the league is taking for not suspending him here.

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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
+4
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
+2
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
52283967
MITCH MARNER
+1
54204767
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+1
50402565
PATRICK KANE
54154964
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
+1
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+2
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
+2
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
+1
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
ALEX DEBRINCAT
50292352
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 8, 2021 G A PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
1 3 4
REILLY SMITH
3 - 3
TIM STUTZLE
3 - 3
ALEXANDER WENNBERG
3 - 3
CONNOR BROWN
1 2 3
PHIL KESSEL
1 2 3
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH
- 3 3
SETH JONES
- 3 3
LEON DRAISAITL
2 - 2
CHRISTIAN DVORAK
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS