Anybody that’s followed hockey knows that when talking about T.J. Oshie, shootouts have been his specialty. In fact, he showed that on the national spotlight two years ago during the Olympics in Sochi. NoVa Caps decided to do a top five ranking of his shootout goals this season.
In the Capitals five shootouts this season, Oshie found the back of the net four times. To round out the top five, I included a goal he had during the preseason. For those who are wondering, the Caps went to three shootouts during the exhibition schedule and Oshie scored in all three occasions.
- Dec. 8, 2015 vs. Red Wings:
Oshie takes the puck down and snaps the puck in with ease.
- Feb. 6, 2016 at Devils:
- March 7, 2016 at Ducks:
Oshie goes down the ice to the left side and backhands it top shelf on John Gibson.
- Sept. 24, 2015 at Canadians (Preseason)
This goal may have occurred in the preseason but it was impressive nonetheless as Oshie faked out Mike Condon.
1. Jan. 2, 2016 at Blue Jackets
This goal rounds out the Top 5 because of how beautiful it is. Everything about it is jaw dropping. The head fake that Oshie did to fool Anton Forsberg shows why Oshie is one of the best when it comes to the shootout. While on the call, Caps play-by-play broadcaster Joe Beninati exclaimed, “He just put Forsberg in the parking lot!”
While these ranked goals all occurred in the shootout he’s also had memorable goals during the season. Check out this highlight reel
By Michael Marzzacco