Orlov dialed in a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Jets. Orlov blasted the puck past Michael Hutchinson blocker side, effectively extending his goals streak to three games. Despite the absence of Brooks Orpik (lower body), Orlov was on the ice for 15:33 -- compared to his season average of 14:16 -- and maybe his fantasy owners were expecting more ice time than that in this contest. However, Orlov is bound to earn a bigger role if he keeps playing at such a high level offensively.
Orlov scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 1-0 win over Edmonton. Orlov rocketed a shot through goaltender Anders Nilsson midway through the third period to give Washington all the offense they needed behind Braden Holtby's 33-save shutout. With three points in his last three games, Orlov is heating up and is worth a closer look in deep leagues.
Orlov scored a highlight reel goal in Saturday's 7-3 blowout over Colorado An early candidate for "goal of the year", Orlov made a between the leg shot off goaltender Calvin Pickard's left shoulder, who thought he had it in his gear, only for Orlov to track the rebound behind the net for a wide wraparound goal on a wide open net. His first goal since March of 2013, Orlov now has points in back-to-back games, and is starting to pick up where he left off after missing all of last season recovering dealing with setbacks following offseason wrist surgery in June of 2014. While his ice time remains limited in a deep defense corps, the former second-round pick is showing glimpses of his talent, so don't be surprised if his role increases as the season unfolds.
Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov will play in Saturday night's game against the Devils, J.J. Reagan of CSN Washington reports. This will be Orlov's first NHL action since the 2013-14 season as his long and arduous recovery from a wrist injury suffered in June of 2014 is finally drawing to a close. Paired with Nate Schmidt on the Capitals' third defensive unit, Orlov's value could rise if he sees stable work on the Capitals' power play. While he's worth a look in very deep leagues, those in standard leagues should keep an eye on him in the coming weeks.
Dmitry Orlov survived final training-camp cuts and is expected to play on the third defensive pairing to start the season, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
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