Capitals had no clue where puck was during Orlov's 'Houdini' goal

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Dmitry Orlov's teammates say they were just as confused as the rest of us when the defenseman scored one of the most bizarre goals ever Saturday night.

"No one knew where the puck was," Nate Schmidt said after the Washington Capitals' 7-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post.

"I had no clue," said head coach Barry Trotz. "I thought it was in the stands. I had no idea."

Orlov found himself with a wide-open net after taking a shot on Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard, while everyone else on the ice appeared to believe the whistle had blown.

"(The) puck (came) to my pants, so nobody (could) see it," Orlov said. "I was scared (that the) referee (would blow the) whistle. I (could) see like it (was) almost (an) empty net, so I wait, wait, wait and then start moving to the middle. It (was) kind of (a) funny situation, and it's hard to explain."

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby had one word to describe his teammate's magic act:

"Houdini," he said.

Orlov's first goal of the season was one he may never forget.

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