Listen, I’m not saying Dmitry Orlov should have been an all-star. I’m just saying, if Dmitry Orlov were an all-star, he could have given Alex Ovechkin a tough challenge in the hardest shot competition. As evidence I offer you Orlov’s big goal from the second period of Friday’s date in Pittsburgh.
This is a mean shot.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 3, 2018
Down 3-1 early in the second, Lars Eller and his boys made a clean entry into the Penguins zone. Instead of getting the puck deep and into traffic, Eller set up the late man, who happened to be Orlov, barreling in towards faceoff dot. From there, Orlov let loose a monster shot.
Matt Murray didn’t stand a chance.
Orlov now has seven goals this season. All seven have come at even strength because Orlov has played approximately four and a half seconds on the power play so far. With 31 games and change left, Orlov is now one shy of his career-high in goals.
If he keeps shooting like he did here, it’s gonna be a banner year.
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