Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is used to getting into it with NHL players, but now he's moving on to NHL mascots?
During Monday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings, Wilson was sent to the penalty box after taking an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with Kings' Kyle Clifford. Conveniently, the Kings' lion mascot Bailey was stationed right next to Wilson and the two started to engage in some fun back-and-forth.
💯 percent I was https://t.co/rDt58hXtRW— Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings) February 19, 2019
As pointed out by Russian Machine Never Breaks, Wilson appeared to tell Bailey that the mascot and Clifford were twins and he was hanging out at the wrong penalty box. While Wilson and the Capitals walked away with the win, Bailey won the fiery Twitter response award.
He can’t handle lions https://t.co/gbt6MsbOEy— Bailey LA Kings (@BaileyLAKings) February 19, 2019
Back in December, Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves injured Wilson with a late blindside hit, and after the game said Wilson 'ran into a lion in the jungle.' While the controversial hit got Reaves ejected, no suspension became of it and Reaves even signed pictures of the hit that he had later removed from being sold by local memorabilia company.
No wonder Bailey's Twitter bio says he's, "the world's sassiest Lion with a little attitude on the side!"
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