Dmitri Orlov Scores “Funny” Goal, Laughs At Goalie

Dmitri Orlov celebrates his easiest goal ever. (Screenshot of video from uralvideosport.ru)

Dmitri Orlov celebrates his easiest goal ever. (Screenshot of video from uralvideosport.ru)

[Ed. Note: Capitals fans, humor us. With this post, we’re just going to come out and say it: We here at RMNB are trying to build unrealistic expectations and create buckets full of hype for Capitals Defensive Prospect Dmitri Orlov. He’s currently playing over in Mother Russia in the KHL, but that hasn’t stopped us from keeping tabs on him. Fedor checks in with video of one of his more uhhh, let’s say, easy goals. Also, if you haven’t already, please check out our Getting to know Orlov Post & our post with updates on all the former Capitals Players playing in the KHL.]

Last night, I received an e-mail from my friend Evgeni Starikov, who is a huge fan of Metallurg Novokuznetsk. What did he tell me?

Basically, he gushed over Caps 2009 second-round pick and fellow Russian Dmitri Orlov and told me for maybe the 100th time that he’s been pretty awesome this season. Orlov’s been averaging 15:47 of ice time this year and has scored 4 goals already. In his last three games, he’s averaged 18:00 of ice time.

The last goal he scored was in game against Avtomobilist last night that was actually pretty funny. Please, please, please check it out the video here. (Fast forward in the video to 1:30. Orlov is #9)

Metallurg, his current club, won the match 4:0 and goalie Denis Franskevich was god awful. Orlov’s goal was the first of the night for Metallurg.

Another funny goal (not Orlov’s) came at 4:50 of the video.

Pretty nice for one of the worst teams in the KHL, isn’t it?

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