This isn’t going to help the reputation of Islanders fans.
A day after a Capitals fan claimed to be berated with homophobic and racial slurs at Nassau Coliseum, a fan threw what appeared to be a cup filled with beer at Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik after Tuesday night’s overtime loss that tied the series, 2-2.
Orpik was lining up to congratulate his teammates after Nikolas Backstrom’s game-winning goal 11:09 into overtime when a beverage landed on Orpik’s shoulder.
Orpik flinched but proceeded to act as if nothing happened.
Brooks Orpik, who cuts his lip in the second period, also has a drink thrown at him after the game.
It was a rough night for Orpik, who also cut his face on teammate John Carlson’s skate in the second period.
The series heads to back to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday night.
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