All of that changed in one shift.
As the puck went behind the Washington net, Flyers forward Brayden Schenn landed a clean, devastating hit on Orlov. Play continued when Schenn went to retrieve the puck in the corner when Orlov lined him up and blasted him into the boards in a textbook boarding hit.
Orlov had a phone-hearing with Brendan Shanahan of the NHL Department of Player Safety for the hit. The 22-year-old defenseman was suspended two games for the hit.
This hit looks like a clear retaliation for Schenn's hit on Orlov. He lines Schenn up, hits him in the numbers, and leaves his feet. Orlov definitely earned his five-minute boarding major. it was particularly costly for the Capitals as Jake Voracek scored on the power play to cut the Washington lead to 4-3 before Philadelphia won 5-4 in overtime.
I found it amusing, and irritating, that Orlov looked like a scared child as Luke Schenn came after him for hitting his brother. If you do hit someone like Orlov hit Brayden Schenn, I believe you should have to answer for your actions. Orlov should be thanking Troy Brouwer endlessly.
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