Rules are rules and he was definitely worthy of occupying the sin bin on this one.
Winnik, of course, was Perry’s former teammate when he was in Anaheim from 2012-14 but that didn’t stop him from voicing his displeasure. As the two had a bit of a scuffle before the refs had a chance to settle things down.
And just a minute into the power play, TJ Oshie converts from the slot on a Marcus Johansson feed to open up the scoring.
Niklas Backstrom picked up a secondary assist on this play, giving him his 700th point.
He added two more points, giving him 702 at night’s end to become the franchise’s fourth all-time leading scorer.
To add insult to injury, Winnik scored on a shorthanded breakaway with Perry on the ice for the Caps fourth goal.