Led WSH with six hits in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Was (+2) and blocked four shots in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Led Washington in hits (6) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Tallied seven hits in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Led all skaters with nine hits in Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15).
2014-15 Regular Season
Washington was 15-1-1 this season when Orpik earned a point ... Ranked third in the NHL in hits (306) and fourth in blocked shots (192) ... Earned most points (19) and assists (19) in a season since 2009-10 ... Registered 10 hits vs. NSH (3/28) ... Led all skaters in hits (9) vs. NYI (11/28) ... Earned an assist on Fehr s overtime goal, led WSH in ice time (23:11) and registered five hits at ARI (11/18) ... Recorded 10 hits at CGY (10/25) ...Earned two assists, marking his first Capitals points, vs. NJ (10/16) ... Recorded six hits, registered 23:07 of ice time and was named the game s third star in his Capitals debut vs. MTL (10/9).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.
— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6