While Jakub Vrana was named the First Star of the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night with a two-goal game that set a career-high in goals, it was right wing T.J. Oshie who reached a major milestone of his own, scoring his 199th and 200th career goals to aid the Caps’ victory.
Oshie, who had been held scoreless in five straight games coming into Tuesday night’s divisional matchup, got on the board with a beautiful deflection from a Lars Eller shot at the 9:19 mark of the second period, his 12th of the season and 199th of his 11-season career in the NHL:
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Oshie’s 200th career goal came in the least spectacular of the ways, on an empty-net marker that secured the 5-3 victory for the team.
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In 696 career games played, Oshie has scored 200 goals, and added 282 assists for 482 points. In 253 career games with the Capitals, Oshie has scored 90 goals and added 82 assists for 172 points, and has been among the team’s most valuable players since being acquired from the St. Louis Blues on July 2, 2015.
By Michael Fleetwood