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Brooks Orpik savoring what could be his final run with Capitals: 'He's leaving a mark on everyone'

Brooks Orpik savoring what could be his final run with Capitals: 'He's leaving a mark on everyone'

He is the one they call "Batya" — a Russian term of endearment that means "dad" — and to understand what Brooks Orpik means to the Washington Capitals, forward Tom Wilson suggests listening to the screams on the ice Saturday when Orpik lifted his stick, spun his right fist high in the air and let out a long "Wooooooo!" before being mobbed by teammates.

"There's really no better guy to score an OT winner," Wilson said.

There's really no one more unlikely on Washington's roster to have scored the goal that lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2 of this first-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes, which Washington now...

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