Registered 9 hits in Game 6 vs. NYR (5/10) ... Led WSH in hits (6) and blocked shots (6) in Game 4 vs. NYR (5/6) ... Recorded an assist in Game 2 at NYR (5/2) ... Earned an assist in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27) ... Tallied four hits in 19:09 of ice time in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... 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).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.
— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday