After a brutal first half of the season, Andre Burakovsky seems to have finally gotten his mojo back (pun intended).
In the second period, the Burracuda scored his 12th goal of the season, after a beautiful slap pass from Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov.
That was easy.
The goal was Burakovsky’s eighth in his last 10 games. He also has 17 points in his last 14 games, which is kind of ridiculous.
During his second intermission interview, CSN’s Chuck Gormley asked Burakovsky about his goal.
“I think we did a great play on the wall there,” Burakovsky said. “Batya made … or Brooks Orpik did a great play to Snarls. I mean, just a set up for me. Slap pass on my tape. Only thing I had to do was keep my stick on the ice.”
Batya is the nickname Evgeny Kuznetsov affectionately called Brooks Orpik last season. In Russian, “batya” basically translates to “dad.”
Meanwhile, Snarls is Dmitry Orlov’s nickname for reasons we’re still not completely sure of.
Last season, Eric Fehr tried to explain the moniker to RMNB’s Chris Gordon. “Snarls,” Fehr said. “Yeah, Snarls. That’s Orly! Orlov is Snarls. He just snarls at you all the time. He snarls.”
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