After going down two goals early in Sunday’s game against the 31st place Chicago Blackhawks, the Washington Capitals found their first wisp of redemption off the stick of two-time Stanley Cup Champion Brooks Orpik.
It’s a rare SCOARPIK!
Orpik was wide along the half wall with Chicago forward Dominik Kahun closing in quickly. Orpik made the simple move, the smart move, the move you get only from the man who scored the first game-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history: he chipped it towards the net.
Hawks goalie Collin Delia was beaten stick side. The Caps’ comeback began. (And then it was immediately set back when Dmitry Orlov scored an own-goal, but that’s another matter.)
This is Orpik’s second goal of the season, the first coming way back on October 4. Orpik has more 5-on-5 goals than Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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