What A Rush! The Capitals Line Rush Of The Game: Tic-Tac-T.J.

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After the Washington Capitals fell into an early 2-0 hole in their game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, they cruised to victory, scoring seven straight goals to win 7-2. For tonight’s rush, we picked forward T.J. Oshie’s second goal of the game and 20th of the season that made it 6-2.

After defenseman Dmitry Orlov picked Senators defenseman Christian Jaros’ pocket in the defensive zone, Oshie led a 2 vs. 2 rush with forward Jakub Vrana and swiveled around an Ottawa defenseman to make it a 3-on-2 for the Capitals after center Nicklas Backstrom jumped into the play. After Oshie pulled a little deke, he dropped the pass to Vrana, who then fed Backstrom, who immediately got the puck to Oshie after he got the pass from Vrana.

The call from John Walton on Caps Radio:

With Senators’ goaltender Anders Nilsson out of position, Backstrom feeds Oshie the puck with nothing but net to look at… and he took advantage. Nilsson put the left post off of its pegs and the goal would be reviewed but the goal would stand to give the Capitals a four-goal advantage. From ice level:

The goal was the Capitals’ third “tic-tac-toe” goal of the game after forward Tom Wilson opened the scoring for the Capitals and center Lars Eller tied it on similar plays. It was also the team’s fourth goal in the second period against the Senators.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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