The Washington Capitals held a 4-1 lead in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3, which meant it was time for things to get out of hand.
After Brooks Orpik left the game in the second period, his Capitals teammate, Dmitry Orlov, was lucky to skate away from what could have been a catastrophic hit by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Bellemare was given a major and game misconduct. He saw Orlov’s numbers the entire way and there’s a good chance we’ve seen the last of the Flyers forward, which could be only one more game after Washington went on to win 6-1 and take a 3-0 series lead.
Flyers fans didn’t react too well and threw wristbands that were handed out pre-game on the ice causing officials to issue a warning, which meant if it happened again a penalty would be assessed. The Wells Fargo Center PA announcer pleaded with fans to stop.
Of course, Alex Ovechkin would score on the ensuing power play and the fans resumed tossing the bracelets, causing a delay of game penalty on the Flyers.
Orlov, who was hit with a bracelet while on the bench, would be back on the ice for that power play for the Capitals.
Washington would score four times with the extra man in the third period and set a franchise record for power play goals in a game with five on the evening.
The history continued at the final buzzer as the Capitals grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead for the first time in franchise history.
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