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There’s something about Brooks Orpik scoring clutch goals that brings out the best celebrations of his teammates. It happened last season when Orpik improbably ended the longest shootout in NHL history. It also happened on Saturday when Orpik netted his first career game-winning goal against the New Jersey Devils.
“If we could have gone out to the blueline to hug Brooks, we all would have if we wouldn’t have gotten a penalty,” Barry Trotz said. “I think they all respect how hard he works.”
Orpik took several seconds to process the fact that he scored. Meanwhile, the Caps lost their freaking minds. You need to see this.