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The Noon Number: An Unlikely Hero

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A look at some recent heroics from a Caps' blueliner

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1 - Number of regular-season game-winning goals scored by Brooks Orpik in 798 career games. His late third-period tally on Saturday against the Devils was the first time he's scored a game-winner in a regular season outing, and just the second ever including playoffs (he scored the overtime series-clincher for Pittsburgh against the Islanders back in 2013).

Saturday night's offensive explosion from #44 also marked his second goal of the season, which ties his career high, and was just the third game with a goal and an assist in his career - the first since he did it twice in about six weeks in 2008.