The Capitals have lost three straight games and haven’t scored in the last two. Thursday night, in their second straight national game on NBCSN, the Capitals fell behind 2-0 to the Boston Bruins in the first 2:12 of the game. Brooks Orpik was on the ice for both goals, but he tried to make amends on his next shift.
As Tim Schaller reversed course at center ice and looked to carry the puck into the Capitals zone, Orpik stepped up and leveled the boom, figuratively knocking Schaller into next week and literally knocking down Andre Burakovsky. Be okay, my precious cinnamon roll.
Orpik was then pulled into a fight by Sean Kuraly.
Orpik’s hit was highlight reel worthy.
Schaller was the meat in a Capitals players sandwich.
Orpik’s fight was a hug fest, but he won by pulling Sean Kuraly’s jersey over his head.
Burakovskywas okay, and somehow Orpik drew an extra minor penalty off the fight, so that play was a net positive somehow.
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