Remember Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik nearly decapitating Canadiens captain Saku Koivu during an exhibition game this season? Orpik (photo below) doesn’t. He missed Koivu, but splattered the nose of teammate Petr Sykora. Nor does Carolina Hurricanes star Erik Cole likely forget having his neck fractured in March 2006 when Orpik drove him headfirst into the boards. With a Penguins notebook for tonight’s game.
Canadiens’ Michael Ryder gives a rough ride to Penguins’ Brooks Orpik during a Bell Centre game last December.
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