Watch: Wild Forward Chris Stewart Retaliates Against Caps Winger Tom Wilson’s Brutal High Stick, Leaves Him a Bloody Mess

Tom Wilson Capitals fight with Minnesota Wild
  Patrick Smith / Getty Images - (Tom Wilson in a different fight—he really likes to fight)

Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson may have gotten more than he bargained for after fighting Minnesota Wild forward Chris Stewart on Tuesday night. Even the ice needed a major cleaning after this brawl.

Things started off when Wilson caught Minnesota Wild player Zach Parise with a brutal high stick, sending the forward to the ice and putting a target on his own back for the rest of the game:

Stewart decided to pick things up from there, challenging Wilson to a fight in an attempt to defend his teammate.

Despite getting knocked over by Wilson, Stewart actually had the upper hand, landing multiple punches to Wilson’s face and leaving him a bloody mess:

In usual tough-guy fashion, Wilson later returned to the game, but the lesson was learned:

 


 

While we don’t recommend getting involved in your own fisticuffs, if you find yourself in need of some self-defense we have some tips on how to knock a dude out (again, as a measure of defense). A more constructive use of your time and energy would be to boost your hockey strength. Try these workouts and tips from Men’s Fitness and add some distance to your slapshot: