Taylor Chorney has been the go-to guy for wounded defensemen all season. He played 55 games in his first season on the Capitals roster. During that time he earned the respect of his teammates and of his coach. They liked him enough to give him a two-year contact. Chorney plays hard whenever he is on the ice. He spent 21 minutes in the penalty box and started his first playoff game in the same place. We’ll see how long he is in the lineup–we kind of hope that Orpik will be back sooner than later but we’re glad the Caps have a guy like Taylor who is ready to jump in.