Bruins make Capitals pay for Orlov’s high hit on Miller originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
BOSTON — There have been a few questionable hits in games between the Bruins and Capitals this season, and we saw another one in Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series Friday night.
Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov caught Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller with a hit up high in the second period. Miller was shaken up on the ice and had to be helped to the B’s bench, where he went down the tunnel toward the locker room.
Orlov was given a double-minor for roughing as a result of the hit.
Charlie Coyle was one of a few Bruins who went after Orlov immediately following the hit. He was assessed a minor penalty for roughing.
The Bruins made the Capitals pay and scored on their ensuing power play. Brad Marchand tipped a David Pastrnak shot past goaltender Ilya Samsonov for his third goal of the series.
Boston entered Friday with a 2-1 series lead.