Dmitry Orlov Passes Al Iafrate in Goals Scored, Now Ninth All-Time Among Franchise Defensemen

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Over the course of his NHL career, Dmitry Orlov has been among the most durable of the Washington Capitals’ defensemen, and on Saturday night, provided the overtime heroics against the Detroit Red Wings.

With under 30 seconds left in the overtime period and the Caps and Red Wings on the verge of a shootout, Orlov notched the game-winning tally to give the home Capitals a 4-3 victory; Marcus Johansson and Nic Dowd picked up the assists on the play.

The goal marks Orlov’s fourth career overtime goal and his fourth point in five contests since returning from injury.

The goal also gives Orlov his 59th career goal, passing Al Iafrate (with whom he had been tied) for ninth all-time in Goals Scored among blueliners in franchise history. Orlov has 59 goals and 187 assists in 661 Games Played in the District.

Additionally, he now ranks 15th in franchise history in game-winning goals by a defenseman.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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2 Responses to Dmitry Orlov Passes Al Iafrate in Goals Scored, Now Ninth All-Time Among Franchise Defensemen

  1. Anonymous says:

    Orlov and his cannon

  2. dwgie26 says:

    Hope we resign Orlov. He is valuable. I suspect he really wants to stay here as well.

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