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He looks like Ovi now.

Brooks Orpik took two penalties in the first period of game, drawing the ire of some fans for his infractions. The Caps killed those penalties ably, and then Orpik redeemed himself in the third by drawing a double minor.

And all it cost him is a tooth.

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Nicklas Backstrom was already handsome. Now he’s hockey handsome.

In the second period, as Marcus Johansson passed to Backstrom in the neutral zone, the puck bounced up and hit the talented Swede in the face. Backstrom immediately retreated to the bench, bleeding from the mouth.

That’s when something amazing happened.

According to RMNB reader @Caribosa (who’s at Saddledome sitting by the bench tonight), Backstrom reached into his own mouth, a la Eric Belanger, and ripped that broken tooth out and gave it to the trainer.

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