Marcus Johansson and friends congratulate Orlov on his marker. (Photo credit: Mitchell Layton)
In his young, 25 game NHL career, Dmitry Orlov has already established himself as a solid defenseman. Just 20-years-old and less than a year after first playing in North America, Orlov has supplanted Jeff Schultz and John Erskine in the Caps lineup and earned high praise from his coaches and teammates. One thing, however, has been missing: a coveted National Hockey League goal. One minute and 12 seconds into the third period, the Novokuznetsk native got just that, breaking a 1-1 tie with what turned out to be the game-winning tally. Judging by his reaction, we think it’s pretty safe to say Dima was pleased. Check out the video below the jump!
Video of Dmitry Orlov’s First NHL Goal
Dima Celebrates the Goal
Neuvirth first gives a face-wash, then a hug. (Via @Caps_Girl)
Orlov’s Post Game Comments
“We were skating three-on-two and I was expecting a pass. But at the same time [Jason Chimera] sort of chipped the puck over and I was waiting for a rebound. And it wasn’t a rebound. The puck landed in my skate and on my stick and I just shot the puck off of the guy’s back. It was a very weird angle; it felt like I was almost behind the net when it happened. This is the way it played out.” (Transcription via Stephen Whyno)
The celebration. (Via ashenrain.tumblr.com)
The puck. (Via @brguerrero)
Immortalized. (Photo credit: @capsfan4life12)
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