T.J. Oshie Makes Two Brilliant Passes in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

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Who knew T.J. Oshie could pass the way he’s shown on Monday night? In the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup Finals game in 20 years, Oshie came up big on two Capitals goals during the first two periods of Game 1

With the Capitals having just tied the game at 1 with a goal by Brett Connolly, the Capitals answered again just 42 seconds later. Jakub Vrana chased a puck on the corner boards and tapped it over to Oshie. Oshie came around the net and found Nicklas Backstrom coming towards the net. Backstrom gave the Capitals the lead.

It was a great play by Oshie and great awareness by Backstrom. That play doesn’t work when one doesn’t pay attention to the other.

In the third period with the Capitals trailing 3-2, Oshie did it again as John Carlson quickly tapped the puck to him and Oshie fed it right back around Shea Theodore. Carlson finished with a backhanderto tie the game at 3.

3-3 is the score after two periods. Sit back, relax and enjoy the third.

By Michael Marzzacco

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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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2 Responses to T.J. Oshie Makes Two Brilliant Passes in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

  1. Pingback: A Look at Two Close Calls that Swung the Momentum of Game 1 | NoVa Caps

  2. aloneatnightscarystories says:

    That first one was not an intended pass. Oshie was trying a wraparound and it slid off his stick and fortuitously found Backstrom.


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