Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov just scored his first goal since March 2, 2014 and his first goal since missing all of last season due to a broken wrist.
The tally was ridiculous.
As Orlov brings the puck into the offensive zone, he puts the puck fancily through his legs and takes a shot at goaltender Calvin Pickard. The puck then seems to disappear.
Meanwhile, as Orlov skates around the net, he notices that the puck has ricocheted onto his waist and drops right to his feet in the corner. Meanwhile, everyone else on the ice thinks Pickard has covered the puck.
“I got a puck and make a move, try to score short side, but puck come to my pants so nobody can see it,” Orlov said.
He then takes the puck, skates it to the slot, and scores.
“I get it and I look around and like everybody can’t see so I’m like okay I get a chance,” Orlov added. “I was scared if referee would make a whistle. I can see like empty net so I wait, wait, wait and start moving to middle. It’s kind of a funny situation and hard to explain. It just happen. Our guys can’t see the puck.”
According to CSN Washington’s Al Koken, Orlov played tonight despite taking a puck to the mouth during the morning skate. Koken said Orlov bled profusely before getting repairs in the locker room.
What a gamer. And with that tally, three of the Caps’ four Russians scored tonight.
“I see some magic on the ice,” Evgeny Kuznetsov said of Orlov’s goal.
Additional reporting by Chris Gordon.
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