Defenseman breaks tie by scoring with 3:58 remaining
/ NHL.com Correspondent
Orpik's 3rd-period goal
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WASHINGTON -- It took 13 NHL seasons and 798 regular-season games, but Brooks Orpik finally has a game-winning goal.
At first he wasn't sure if it was really his.
"There was so much traffic in front," Orpik said after his goal with 3:58 remaining in the third period gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on Saturday. "I put it on net, I knew [Devils goaltender Cory] Schneider probably couldn't see it either. Either [T.J. Oshie] or [Alex Ovechkin] started celebrating, so I knew it was in."