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Capitals’ Brooks Orpik breaks 220 game goal drought with a game winner

For The Win logo For The Win 5/31/2018 Hemal Jhaveri
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If you're going to pick a time to end a 220 game goal drought, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is a good time to do it.

On Wednesday night, Washington's Brooks Orpik scored his first goal since Feb. 26, 2016 midway through the second period to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead.

Two and a half years is a long time between goals, a fact that people on Twitter were quick to mention.

According to Gord Miller of TSN, Orpik had the longest active goal scoring drought in the NHL before netting what would be the eventual game winner tonight.

In a short interview with the NHL, Orpik even laughed off the idea of scoring in the Cup Final.

"The chances of me scoring in the Finals here aren't very good," he said earlier this week.

Well, goes to show what he knows.

The Capitals evened the series at one game apiece with a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights. Game 3 is Saturday.

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Capitals' Brooks Orpik breaks 220 game goal drought with a game winner

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