Two for T.J: Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Scores Two Power-Play Goals in Game 1 Vs. Islanders; Second Straight Game With a Goal

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie picked up two power-play goals in the 4-2 Game 1 loss to New York Islanders in the first-round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. He passed Dino Ciccarelli for the sixth most playoff goals in franchise history.

Oshie opened today’s scoring on a power-play 5:27 into the second period. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov and defenseman John Carlson assisted.

Wednesday’s Game 1 marked Oshie’s second straight game with a goal. His 0.37 goals per game ranks fifth in franchise history among players with at least 30 games (Dino Ciccarelli: 0.66; Alex Ovechkin: 0.50; John Druce: 0.47; Peter Bondra: 0.41).

Oshie extended the Capitals lead 2-0 on another power-play 11:18 in the middle frame. Forward Tom Wilson and Carlson had the helpers.

After scoring his second goal of the game and third of the postseason, Oshie passed Dino Ciccarelli for the sixth most playoff goals in franchise history. He has scored 12 power-play goals in the playoffs since joining the Capitals ahead of the 2015-16 season.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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