“It Kind of Fell Off” – Brooks Orpik Talks About Finger Injury from Eric Haula’s Slash in Game 2


When it was Brooks Orpik‘s turn in the media scrum for his exit interview, he talked about the slash he took from Eric Haula in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was a slash that resulted in 15 stitches on his left pinkie finger

Orpik revealed that the tip of his finger came off from that slash but gave the trainers credit to helping him through it and finish off the series. That wasn’t the only injury he played through. He played through a bad hand that he injured in Game 2 of the first round against the Blue Jackets.

Orpik said he will get his hand checked out on Friday and will find out at that time if his hand needs to be fixed.

Orpik goes into more detail about the injury in this video below:

Hockey players are tough. Orpik scored the game-winning goal in that Game 2 to give the Capitals their first Stanley Cup Finals game victory. In the process, it helped change the course of the series as the Capitals won the next three games after that to capture their first Stanley Cup. And that little pinky injury didn’t stop Orpik from chugging beer like a champ.

Video: Allison Ring

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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