Orlov: “Today, we lost because of my two mistakes.”


In a 0-0 tie at the start of the third period, the wheels came off the Capitals cart rather quickly, and just like that the game was gone. Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov committed two critical errors that led to the quick collapse. 

Orlov’s first miscue came at the 16:50 mark of the final frame, following an expired Capitals power play. Orlov would turn the puck over in the neutral zone, which led to an Islanders break-away goal.


Orlov’s second miscue would lead to a goal by the Islander’s Brock Nelson. Orlov would make a careless pass to the front of his own goal, which directly led to the goal.


Immediately following the loss to the Islanders, Orlov admirably faced the media. Orlov would not dodge any of the media’s questions, nor shed any blame. Orlov stood tall and admitted his mistakes.

Video of Orlov interview: ( in video after Niskanen and Vrana media sessions):


Coach Trotz met with the media following the game. He was asked about Orlov’s mistakes, in which he responded “We all make mistakes”.


By Jon Sorensen

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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