Orlov scored a goal on two shots with two PIM and two shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo.
Orlov threw a soft shot toward the net in the latter stages of the third period and it ricocheted off the skate of a Buffalo defender and past goalie Linus Ullmark, tying the game at 2-2. It was Orlov's first goal since Dec. 21, snapping his personal 31-game drought. The 28-year-old, who logged a team-leading 26:40 of ice time Monday, has 27 points in 69 games on the season.
Orlov recorded a pair of assists in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Jets on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old isn't scoring many goals this season, but he's closing in on a career high in assists. He needs four more helpers to tie his career best (27), and he has 19 games to do it. Orlov has four assists in his last 12 games. Overall, Orlov has three goals and 26 points with a plus-5 rating in 63 games this season.
Orlov notched two assists in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.
The veteran blueliner recorded his first multi-point effort since Dec. 21. Orlov has been overshadowed by John Carlson's huge performance so far among Caps defensemen, but his 23 points (three goals, 20 helpers) through 49 games still represent a career-best pace for the 28-year-old.
Orlov registered a power-play helper in Friday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
The Russian reached the 20-point mark with his fifth power-play point of the season on a Lars Eller tally in the third period. Orlov has managed assists in each of the last three games, and two have come with a man advantage. The 28-year-old's stat line is rounded out with 64 shots on goal, 64 hits and 51 blocked shots in 42 appearances.
Orlov scored the game-winning goal and added a shorthanded assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Orlov is actually on a pace that could see him flirt with 40 points for the first time in his career. He doesn't produce much on special teams, but does contribute enough hits and SOG to warrant slotting Orlov into the bottom spot on your blue line.
Orlov collected an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Ducks.
The Russian defenseman found Carl Hagelin, who sent a smooth pass to Travis Boyd for the Capitals' opening tally. Orlov has a goal and three helpers over his last five games, which puts him at 12 points in 31 games this season. He's added 48 hits, 42 shots on goal and 36 blocked shots, providing solid non-scoring production that could make him worth a look in DFS.
Orlov collected an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Orlov now has three points in his last three games. The Russian blueliner is at 11 points, 46 hits, 36 blocked shots and 39 shots on goal in 29 games this season. Orlov's non-scoring production could make him useful to fantasy owners in formats that reward physicality. He's finished between 29 and 33 points in each of the last four seasons, so he's not a liability on offense.
Orlov delivered an assist and also emerged with the game-winning goal in overtime Friday, helping the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Lightning.
The Capitals jumped on the rush when the Bolts were slow to jump over the boards on a shift change, and Orlov fooled the opposition with a neat head fake that led to a snapshot tally from the slot. Prior to such heroics, the eighth-year defenseman hooked up with Alex Ovechkin on the power play to tie the game at 3-3 in the third period. There are more consistent blueliners to plug in for fantasy hockey purposes, but Orlov has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) through 27 games for a respectable total given his position.
Orlov registered an assist, two PIM and two hits during Thursday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Panthers.
Orlov is off to a hot start by his usual early-season standards, posting a goal and seven points in 17 games. Only a minus-7 rating blemishes the 28-year-old's metrics to this point, but the early returns justify a roster spot for those in deeper formats.
Orlov tallied a power-play assist and logged 23:12 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.
Orlov is usually a slow starter, but has accrued a goal and six points in 14 games to start the season -- though that is somewhat muted by a paltry minus-9 rating. The 28-year-old Russian should improve on that plus/minus deficiency as the season moves along and is producing enough to merit rostering in most fantasy formats.
Orlov posted an assist, two shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.
The Russian defenseman fed T.J. Oshie for the Capitals' second goal in the contest. Orlov has produced three points and 12 shots on goal in seven games this season. He also has 12 hits and 10 blocked shots.
Orlov (lower body) had an assist with three shots and was minus-3 in a 6-5 loss to Nashville on Thursday.
Orlov left Wednesday's practice with a lower-body injury but did not end up missing any games. The minus-3 isn't pretty but it was good to see Orlov avoiding an injury scare early in the season. His assist was his first point since scoring a goal in the season opener. The 28-year-old had three goals and 29 points in 82 games last season.
Per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, Orlov (lower body) participated in line rushes during morning skate, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Predators.
Orlov exited Wednesday's practice as a precaution after suffering a minor lower-body injury, but he was never expected to miss Thursday's contest. The 28-year-old will skate on the Capitals' second pairing and second power-play unit against Nashville.
Orlov left Wednesday's practice early as a precaution after suffering a lower-body injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
At this point there's no reason to believe Orlov is in danger of missing game action, but his status is worth monitoring ahead of Thursday's matchup with Nashville. If he's not able to go, the Capitals will likely need to turn to their AHL affiliate for reinforcements on the back end.
Orlov tallied a power-play goal and four shots during Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Blues.
Orlov uncorked a cannon from the point to tie the game in the second period. The 28-year-old has been an oddly slow starter, accruing just one point in October in each of the last two seasons. But with Matt Niskanen now in Philadephia, the Capitals are leaning on the talented Russian for more offense. The Russian blueliner could be in for a career year if he can generate offense more consistently, so keep an eye on him as the season moves forward.
Orlov will represent Team Russia in the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Orlov was producing better offensively with four assists in seven playoff games before Washington was eliminated from Stanley Cup contention. The 27-year-old will join teammates Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov on Russia's roster.
Orlov registered an assist and three shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime with against the Hurricanes in Game 2 of their first-round series.
Orlov had gone without a point in four straight games, but provided a helper on Nicklas Backstrom's opening goal early in the first period. The blueliner had 29 points, 137 hits, 103 blocked shots and 101 shots on goal in the regular season. It's likely the non-scoring categories that could give him postseason fantasy relevance.
Orlov has posted five assists over his last five games.
Orlov also added a plus-6 rating and eight shots during that span and seems to be rounding into form in the home stretch of the season. Those in need of a boost to their fantasy blueline might consider adding the 27-year-old Russian if he's still available.
Orlov finished Wednesday's 5-3 win over Philadelphia with two assists.
Both were secondary helpers and move Orlov up to 22 points in 2018-19. The Capitals' blueliner hasn't scored since Jan. 20 -- a stretch of 19 games -- but does have seven assists over that span.
Orlov tallied two helpers and a plus-2 rating while logging 20:05 of ice time during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.
Orlov had his best game in weeks and was a force at both ends of the ice on Tuesday. The Russian blueliner has had a down year with just 20 points and a minus-5 rating in 64 games, but he could be heating up just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Those in deeper formats should keep an eye on him moving forward.
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