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The Narrative: Orpik in Trouble, No Goal, All's Fehr

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Three things we're talking about when we're talking about the Caps

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1. For the second time in as many games, a Cap is probably going to be in some hot water.

The League is definitely going to take a look at that, as they should, and will likely hand down some sort of punishment, as they should. Brooks Orpik isn't necessarily a predatory player in general but that's a predatory play, whether an accident or not, and the fact that Olli Maatta apparently suffered a concussion on the play (which the Penguins were quick to announce) will make that all the worse.

Of course, it's the NHL during the playoffs, so just how steep a punishment Orpik is set to receive is really anyone's guess.

2. This is somehow no goal... AND a penalty on Evgeny Kuznetsov? K.

The no-goal call is reasonable - there's absolutely no way that Matt Murray could have managed to make a save, what with 192 pounds of Russian landing on top of him. But the only reason Kuznetsov falls on him in the first place is because he gets his feet taken out from under him by a Pittsburgh defender (shortly after getting crosschecked by another one).

Also, this really is a shame.

3. Of course it was him. Of course.

From Elias:

Traitor

Nate Schmidt sums it up perfectly:

Schmidt on Traitor

Lousy turncoat.