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Sport Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said his pinkie finger 'kinda fell off' in Stanley Cup Final

19:02  14 june  2018
19:02  14 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Orpik needed pinky reattached after Haula slash in Game 2 of Cup Final

  Orpik needed pinky reattached after Haula slash in Game 2 of Cup Final Hockey players are tough creatures, and that toughness somehow gets ratcheted up a few notches in the playoffs. The Washington Capitals rearguard addressed the media during the Caps' locker room cleanout Wednesday, divulging a bit of injury news in the process. "It probably looked a lot worse than it was," Orpik said of his injured digit, according to Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports.

2018 Stanley Cup Final : Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights. Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik also scored his first goal since February 2016. It ended up being the game-winner.

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik absorbed a wicked slash at the end of his team’s 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, a potentially dangerous play that soured a special night for the 37-year-old veteran.

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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, one of many to play through injuries during the playoffs, knows that too well.

He told the media on team break-up day that his pinkie finger “kinda fell off” after a slash at the end of Game 2 of the final series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Forward Erik Haula’s whack -- which was given a five-minute penalty and game misconduct -- on Orpik's hand took off the tip of his finger, and it had to be stitched back on.

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Ovechkin scored his first goal in a Stanley Cup Final , which felt more like an inevitability -- especially how it was scored. Brooks Orpik scored a goal. At 37 years and 246 days, Orpik became the oldest defenseman to score in the Stanley Cup Final since Nicklas Lidstrom did so at 38 years, 33

2018 Stanley Cup Final : Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights. Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik also scored his first goal since February 2016. It ended up being the game-winner.

“It probably looked worse than it was,” Orpik said. “It was tough to look at. But the trainers did a really good job. It was never something that I thought would keep me from playing.”

The 37-year-old also said he suffered another hand injury in the second game of the first round that may require surgery.

In the least-surprising news, Orpik did not miss any games. His goal in the second period of Game 2 ended up being the game-winner -- his first goal in 220 games.

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Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom also said he fractured two bones in his finger via a slap shot he blocked in the second round. He missed four games. Teammate Andre Burakovsky suffered a broken right thumb in Round 1; he broke his left during the season and needed surgery. He played in 13 of the 24 playoff games.

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Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik took a big slash from the Golden Knights' Erik Haula in the final seconds of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, and apparently needed stitches.

before the Stanley Cup Final , which will pit Washington against the Vegas Golden Knights. LAS VEGAS - Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik wasn't available for postgame interviews because he was in the training room getting a wound stitched up.

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