The Washington Times - February 5, 2012, 05:35PM

Dmitry Orlov wears a visor, but not even that could prevent back-to-back bad luck. Saturday, he took a puck to the face and was bleeding pretty bad.

Sunday afternoon he was back in the Washington Capitals’ lineup and then it happened again. At 8:06 of the third period, the puck came from Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton’s stick, then went off Roman Hamrlik’s and back into Orlov’s nose.


“He broke his nose last game so he got another puck there,” coach Dale Hunter said. “He’s fine, but his eyes were watering too much to play.”

Hunter was then asked if he expected Orlov to miss any games and replied, “No.” The Caps play again Tuesday night with first place in the Southeast Division on the line against the Florida Panthers.

Orlov played 16:20 on Sunday but likely would have had a lot more had he not gotten hurt. The 20-year-old has been one of the biggest pleasant surprises for the Caps this season.

“Orlov came in when [Mike] Green got hurt, basically, and he stepped up and played well,” Hunter said.