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Sports Capitals’ Orpik needed to get finger tip re-attached after slash in Final

03:31  14 june  2018
03:31  14 june  2018 Source:

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Messages I got the Haula slash on Orpik . It seems they called intent, as the ref got in the way. But I heard Orpik needed stitches it must have been from He received stitches after the game and had his pinkie. Brooks Orpik scores unlikeliest goal, and the Capitals go crazy -

In the dying seconds of the game, Haula delivered a vicious slash to Orpik 's hand, which reports initially indicated needed upwards of 15 stitches. Congrats to the Capitals , and to Mr. Orpik , I hope you are able to find a way to re - attach your finger .

a man wearing a red hat © Bill Sikes/AP

A week removed from emerging victorious in the Stanley Cup Final, the circumstances surrounding the Washington Capitals’ championship effort are beginning to come to light.

After forward Nicklas Backstromrevealed Wednesday that he suffered two fractures in his hand (courtesy of a Justin Schultz slap shot in the second round), defenceman Brooks Orpik said he played through some significant hand issues of his own — the veteran nearly had his finger severed off in Game 2 of the Final after a brutal slash from Vegas’ Erik Haula.

“It kind of fell off,” Orpik told reporters Wednesday.

“It probably looked worse than it was, to be honest with you,” Orpik said. “It was tough to look at but [the] trainers did a really good job. It was never really something I thought would keep me from playing.”

Orpik said he also had to battle through a separate hand injury suffered just two games into the post-season.

“I hurt my hand in Game 2 of the Columbus series,” Orpik said. “So that was something that probably plagued me more than the finger thing in the Final.”

Despite the injuries, the 37-year-old suited up for all 24 games of the Capitals’ Cup run, skating an average of 16:49 minutes a night and even ending a 220-game drought by sniping a clutch goal in the thick of his club’s final series.

James Neal's whiff a dagger in Knights' hearts .
James Neal had the puck on his stick and was staring at an open net. In a can't-miss situation, that's exactly what he did. Poised to give the Vegas Golden Knights the opening goal in pivotal Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, the unquestioned veteran leader of this upstart expansion team hit the right post.

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