Brooks Orpik hammers Steve Ott in ‘Capitals fight of the year’ (Video)


The Washington Capitals fell to the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout, perpetuating the bye week narrative and seeing their hot streak end. They won at least one battle on Saturday … by a lot.

Usually, when you see two well-known players fight, it’s a fairly limited affair. That was not the case when Brooks Orpik battered Steve Ott in one of the most one-sided bouts you’ll see.

More than one Capitals onlooker called it the team’s “fight of the year.”

Ott is a well-documented hyper-pest, so it’s likely that Capitals fans weren’t the only ones who enjoyed seeing him on the receiving end of Orpik’s wrath.