Dmitry Orlov accomplished a rare feat during the Capitals’ 8-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
The Capitals defenseman had both a SCOARLOV and a SCOARONMYOWNGOALOV for the first time in his NHL career.
Orlov’s first goal of the evening was an own goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. The first-period tally, which was credited to Jonathan Toews, gave the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead.
The wackiness began after Capitals forward Dmitrij Jaskin blocked a Carl Dahlstrom shot just outside the crease. Braden Holtby tried to clear the puck by poke-checking it away at the same time Toews tried to whack the biscuit into the net. The result was the puck flipped end-over-end head-high into the air. Orlov’s natural instinct took over and he tried to swat the puck away from danger.
Instead, he knocked it directly into his own net.
Lady luck would quickly turn Orlov’s way a period later. Orlov beat Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia short side as she rifled a puck from along the boards and onto the net.
The goal was Orlov’s third of the season. Orlov now has more points than any other Russian defenseman since 2015.
Dmitry Orlov scores his third goal of the year. Since 2015, Orlov's 107 points (27g, 80a) rank first in the NHL among Russian born defensemen.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 20, 2019
Let’s just ignore that Toews’ hat trick goal.
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