T.J. Oshie Achieves Milestone of His Own

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Last night, Braden Holtby achieved the milestone of playing in his 300th game, but another Caps player not only achieved a personal career-high, but also did something no Capital other than Alex Ovechkin has done in recent time. 

T.J. Oshie became the first Washington Capital other than Ovechkin to score 30 goals in a season since the 2009-10 season, when Nicklas Backstrom netted 33 goals and Alexander Semin tallied 40. It was also Oshie’s first time in his career he reached the 30 goal plateau in a season.

Oshie’s goal came at 15:51 of the second period to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead. The goal came courtesy of great teamwork by the top line. Backstrom made a pass to Ovechkin through traffic. Oshie was in front of the net and Ovechkin found him. Oshie buried it past Brian Elliot.

John Walton’s call:

Both Oshie and head coach Barry Trotz talked about the importance of the top line clicking.

The top line was one of the big differences of last night’s 4-2 win over the Flames as both Backstrom and Ovechkin lit the lamp as well. In addition to the goals, all three players on the top line each had an assist with Backstrom leading the way with two. If the top line keeps producing the way they have of late, it will create problems for any team that has to face the Caps during the playoffs.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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