It was all Columbus in the early goings of Game Six. Shift after shift saw the Blue Jackets swarming Braden Holtby’s net, but a nifty slapshot off the stick of Dmitry Orlov has quickly changed the tone of the game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 24, 2018
Shot attempts 12 to 6 through the game’s first twelve minutes, but then finally the Caps got meaningful possession in front of Bobrovsky. Just above the circles, Dmitry Orlov carried the puck towards the slot.
With a quick release and perfect aim, Orlov’s second shot of the game hit twine.
Ory was pumped.
“I just tried to make quick shot so the forward tried to block it,” Orlov said at intermission to NBC Sports Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir. “So I have to chance to move to the middle and that’s what I did. I score. It’s a big goal for us. We just need to play the right way.”
Will Orlov brag about that to Bob this summer?
“Yeah, maybe, but right now the focus is on the game. We try to work hard and be smart,” Orlov said.
It’s Dmitry Orlov’s first playoff goal of his career and his third point of the 2018 postseason.
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