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Dan Boyle Leaves Game 7 After Hit To Head From Brooks Orpik (GIF)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has played on the edge his entire NHL career, and he went over it in Wednesday night’s Game 7 against the New York Rangers. New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle took a hit to the head from Orpik along the boards in the third period and was forced to leave the game. He didn’t return in regulation. No penalty was called on Orpik. GIF...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

Brooks Orpik crushed Dan Boyle in Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers. Boyle entered the zone fairly low and Orpik was there to deliver a crunching check. At first, this looked like a bad hit by Orpik, but the replay clearly proved that Orpik never extended his elbow and didn’t leave his skates to make contact. There was plenty of contact to Boyle’s head, but he placed himself...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Embracing New Physical Identity

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals checks Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets into the boards during second period action on March 21, 2015 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have completely changed their team identity. After years of play based on finesse and all out offense, the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Isles fan throws beer at Brooks Orbik after Caps OT win (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orbik was the apparent target of a cup filled with beer that was thrown on the ice following Tuesday night's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Orbik was congratulating his teammates in the moments after the winning goal was scored when the cup came through, presumably thrown by a disgruntled Islanders fan. Orbik wasn...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik Hit With Flying Beer After Team Wins Game Against Islanders

This is just unreal. After Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal to give the Capitals the win over the Islanders Tuesday night a fan committed what should be considered a sin. Apparently unhappy about the result of the game he took his beer and chucked it at Brooks Orpik hitting him in the shoulder. As far as Orpik is concerned it was probably just a mild annoyance. He was about to hit...
Via FatManWriting
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Orpik embroiled in controversy after hard hit on Toews

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: a hard hit by Brooks Orpik, a star player injured, and yet another mindless conversation about Orpik’s status as a dirty player. It’s almost a carbon-copy of the incident that happened early this season in Boston when Orpik belted Loui Ericsson near the blue-line, except this time Shawn Thornton wasn’t around to karate chop Orpik...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: what to do with Brooks Orpik

In many ways, Brooks Orpik is the Original Penguin. Drafted in 2000, Orpik has been there through the lean years as well as the eventual rebuilding of the Penguins into a Stanley Cup Champion.  He is the longest tenured member of the team and no doubt a valuable presence off the ice and in the locker room. Having said that, it’s time Pittsburgh finally cut ties with the 33-year...
February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments

Shawn Thorton Attacks Brooks Orpik, Orpik leaves on a stretcher

One of the most malicious and violent attacks we have ever seen in the NHL.  Shawn Thorton of the Boston Bruins slew-foots Brooks Orpik from behind and continuously punches Orpik while Orpik is on his back on the ice. Thorton deserves to be suspended and needs to have criminal charges pressed on him. Just a total scumbag making a scumbag move.Go ahead, read the rest »
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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