Two-time Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik may have already seen the end of his pro playing career. If that’s the case, he will retire a legend.
Head coach Todd Reirden and the players who spoke with the media after the Game Seven double-overtime loss to the Hurricanes were exhausted, disappointed, and visibly upset.
But we’re here for the team when they win and we’re here for the team when they lose. Misery loves company. Let’s embrace the pain together, Caps fam.
The Capitals had plenty to celebrate with their overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes–and celebrate they did. After Brooks Orpik netted the game-winner he was mobbed by the entirety of his team.
According to Braden Holtby, there’s no one the team would be happier to see score the OT goal, and that certainly showed in their response. Here’s the breakdown of the
The Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals had some crazy DC Sports Synergy at the exact same time Saturday night. Both teams essentially won their games during the same two minutes because of clutch plays.
Usually, DC Sports Teams are connected by futility, but since the Caps won their Stanley Cup, something else more fun is afoot.
I love it.
Brooks Orpik became the unlikely hero of Game Two after scoring the game-winning goal 1:48 into sudden death overtime.
While the goal meant a lot to the Capitals — they now carry a 2-0 series lead in their first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes — watching Orpik score the pivotal goal made it mean even more.
After the game, they shared their thoughts on the veteran defenseman.
So, your overtime hero in Game Two is none other than two-time Stanley Cup champion, 38-year-old Brooks Orpik.
What a trip. Alright, let’s get into it.
Brooks Orpik was nominated by the Professional Hockey Writers Association for the Bill Masterton Trophy, the Washington chapter of the PHWA announced before practice Thursday. Devante Smith-Pelly was the Caps nominee last season.
Wednesday morning, the NHLPA released the results from their annual Player Poll, which surveys roughly 500 NHL players on everything from how good other players are, to skills, and arenas and fans.
This season, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin received the most love as the player with the best shot at a whopping 50.2 percent of the vote.
Others receiving votes in the category were Shea Weber, Patrik Laine, Auston Matthews, and Steven Stamkos.
The Djoos is finally loose again.
After the Caps acquired Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings before the trade deadline, Christian Djoos will finally get a look on the third pair with the newly-acquired defenseman.
Brooks Orpik is the night’s healthy scratch. Orpik has not missed a game since January 23 and has played in 22 consecutive games.
Two-time Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik had an okay Friday night. In Washington’s win over New Jersey, Orpik played 18:20 and put two shots on goal. Plus, he earned a $250,000 performance bonus for playing in his 40th game of the season. With his $1 million base pay and his payment from Colorado, Orpik is now effectively made whole after last summer’s buyout.
That invites reasonable questions and doubts about how the team might use him going forward. In a league growing quicker and more finesse-driven, Orpik, 38, is neither. But criticisms and condemnations of his play this season have often missed the mark. Orpik has put forth a solid outing in 2018-19, and his play is nowhere near the worst of Washington’s problems.
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