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Penguins upset with Tom Wilson for laughing after big hit

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are upset with Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson for the way he behaved after his controversial hit that injured Zach Aston-Reese on Tuesday.

Wilson nailed Aston-Reese with a huge check in Game 3 that left the center with a concussion and broken jaw.

There are questions about whether the hit will result in discipline from the league, but that’s not exactly what had the Pens so upset.

Multiple Penguins players thought Wilson was laughing after his hit and found that to be upsetting.

Kris Letang condemned Wilson’s behavior.

Justin Schultz called it “disrespectful.”

Wilson has been disciplined by the league for hits in the past, so it’s possible this will warrant some punishment, though it seems he led with his shoulder and never left his feet. It all depends on what kind of message the league wants to send. Maybe this play will be what sparks Pittsburgh as they trail the Caps 2-1 in the series.

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