Brooks Orpik takes skate to face, hit by beer
Tough defenceman returns after scary moment
Washington Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik had a scary moment in the first period of Game 4 against the New York Islanders when his cheek was accidently clipped by a teammate's skate.
With just over a minute left in the first period, Orpik tripped over John Carlson, whose right skate cut the right side his defensive partner's face.
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AH SOMEONE GOT A SKATE TO THE FACE <a href="http://t.co/RZS09B5Oj3">pic.twitter.com/RZS09B5Oj3</a>—@myregularface
In true hockey form, the 34-year-old Orpik was stitched up and returned in the second period.
Here's Orpik's stitched up face <a href="http://t.co/reEzMhqFDx">pic.twitter.com/reEzMhqFDx</a>—@ianoland
Unfortunately, the hits kept coming for Orpik, who took a beer to the side of his head following the Capitals 2-1 overtime victory.
GIF: Orpik gets a beer thrown at his head <a href="http://t.co/XJPepEIlU5">pic.twitter.com/XJPepEIlU5</a>—@myregularface