Brooks Orpik Takes Out Pens Olli Maatta, Milbury Rants

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
AP Photo/Nick Wass

Brooks Orpik’s earth-shattering hit on Olli Maatta set an early tone for game 2. Just four minutes into the game, Orpik caught Maatta in a vulnerable position in the Caps defensive zone.

The hit, just 4:13 into the game, sent Maatta to the dressing room. Maatta did not return for the remainder of the first period, and did not return to the game. (14) (15)

The first video shows what appears to be an elbow to Maatta’s head area, but it’s difficult to be sure. Orpik received a 2-minute minor for the hit.

At the intermission, NBC’s Mike Milbury called Orpik a “predator”, and mandated a suspension for Orpik. “That guy needs to go”, stated Milbury. Milbury mandated a two game suspension, at minimum.

During the second intermission, the NHL’s Department of Public Safety announced they would review Brooks Orpik’s Hit on Maatta.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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11 Responses to Brooks Orpik Takes Out Pens Olli Maatta, Milbury Rants

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh Milbury was a saint. He was nothing but a goon himself. Next time have your head up kid.

    • Daniel Rock says:

      Next time don’t lead with the elbow you washed up joke. You bitches from DC know your not good enough to beat the penguins legally so you try to knock them out of the series any way you can. Have a good off season.

      • Dan says:

        Beat that a$$ legally in the Winter Classic…….Crosbaby lover! The only bitch is your Captain.

  3. Cindy Crosby says:

    Penguin fans are the biggest pussies….we will take 2 at shitsburg.

    • Another low intelligence Caps fan! You live in the toilet bowl of the country and use terms like Shitsburgh. You sure are tough with your keyboard. Stick to your mom’s basement and your rainbow flag!

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you remember the song Dandy Don use to sing on Monday night?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Washington is a joke y’all got an empty fucking trophy case n think your making it past Pittsburgh?…. IM AFRAID IVE GOT SOME BAD NEWS

  5. Anonymous says:

    When was the last time Washington won in any sport? Hahahaha I’m not a penguins fan but they’ll take care of Washington you caps fan don’t realiZe you split at home against there back up right ?

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