On Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Reaves caught Wilson admiring his pass and laid him out with an open-ice hit. Wilson’s helmet came off, and his head hit the ice, leaving him concussed. Reaves was ejected from the game with a major interference penalty.
“That was a man’s game out there,” Reaves said after the game. “I thought he was just looking at his pass, and he ran into a lion in the jungle.”
After the game, Inscriptagraphs, a Las Vegas-based memorabilia company, began selling a photo that showed Reaves looking down at an injured Wilson, whose head was in his hands and whose face was down on the ice. The photo was signed by Reaves in red ink and inscribed with his postgame boast: “He ran into a lion in the jungle.”
Capitals fans, including the blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, took notice of the photograph and r