Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has his issues defensively, but his instincts and hitting ability have never been in doubt.
Early in the first period, Orpik snuffed out a dump in attempt by Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist in spectacular fashion, BORPIK’ing the Swede into next week.
This is such a beautiful defensive play.
Here’s a closer look.
That looks very painful.
Orpik was dominant with Christian Djoos in the first period, posting a 77.8 shot-attempt percentage (7-2) in 5:15 of ice time.
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