Brooks Orpik takes out Dan Boyle with big hit in Game 7
Deflection by Caps D-man led to Stepan's GWG
Despite the Washington Capitals' season being over, defenceman Brooks Orpik could face discipline for a huge hit that took fellow blue-liner Dan Boyle of the New York Rangers out of Game 7.
GIF: another angle <a href="http://t.co/wHv2ah6jaQ">http://t.co/wHv2ah6jaQ</a>—@myregularface
Boyle did not return following the third-period hit and the 38-year-old was visibly shaken as he made his way off the ice. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault had no update on his status, but said that the team would know more tomorrow.
GIF: Boyle unable to get to his skates after the hit <a href="http://t.co/eM6RlgbdLh">pic.twitter.com/eM6RlgbdLh</a>—@myregularface
Karma seemed to have an answer to Orpik's dangerous-looking hit, as the puck deflected off him and found the stick of Rangers centre Derek Stepan.
The game winner followed immediately after to seal a 2-1 overtime victory for New York and eliminate Washington, which blew a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.
Yandle on ice for key face off. Makes pass to Girardi, shot off Orpik and right to Stepan. No chance for Holtby. Great series. <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL">@NHL</a>—@Panger40