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Video: Dmitry Orlov’s dastardly dangle should not be possible

Moments like these make you wonder why Dmitry Orlov doesn’t score more often.

The moves he puts on the Dallas Stars in the above goal border on obscene. First, he befuddles his opponents with a deke straight out of “NHL 18" - one that you’d probably complain would never happen in real life, possibly with more colorful language - and then he beats a helpless Ben Bishop by roofing the puck.

It’s legitimately one of those goals you’ll probably want to start, restart, and rewatch over and over again. That’s especially true if you’re a fan of the Washington Capitals, who are currently tied 2-2 with the Stars.

Somehow, Orlov only came into tonight with three goals and 11 points. His fourth tally of 2017-18 will be tough to top.

Give Alex Chiasson credit for trying.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.