Dmitry Orlov scored the game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
Monday against the Bruins, Orly followed that up by nearly combining with Ilya Samsonov to score one of the worst own goals in team history.
Mercifully for Orlov, the goal did not end up counting.
The Dmitry Orlov own goal that didn't count because officials blew the whistle early on a delayed penalty pic.twitter.com/Vvt9YkGc8D
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 24, 2019
The play went like this. As Orlov skated the puck behind the net, the Russian defender was tripped by David Kreji. As he fell to the ice, Orlov threw a blind pass to Radko Gudas. Instead, the off-target pass bounced off Ilya Samsonov’s stick and went into the net.
After a lengthy review, the goal was not a goal for the Bruins because a referee whistled the play dead despite the Bruins never having possession of the puck after committing the minor penalty.
Type of Review: Puck Over Goal Line
Result: No Goal Boston
Explanation: The Referee informed the Situation Room he blew the play dead prior to the puck crossing the goal line, therefore, this is not a reviewable play.
The goal could have put the Capitals down in a five-goal hole. So that was fortunate.
UNTIL 1:49 later. Charlie Coyle stole the puck from Orlov on the resulting Capitals powerplay and scored on Ilya Samsonov to make it 5-0.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 24, 2019
Indeed. The puck don’t lie.
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