Hands of Magic: T.J. Oshie Scores A Beauty of a Goal on A Wicked Backhand

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie has always been able to impress with the dexterity of his hand-eye coordination and his stick-work. On Easter Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, Oshie scored his 11th goal of the season showing off those hand skills on a wicked backhanded shot.

With the Caps down 1-0 with just under 11 minutes left to play in the opening period, Oshie took a quick, touch-pass from Alex Ovechkin (who had received a long, stretch pass from defenseman Brenden Dillon and maneuvered around Devils defender Dmitry Kulikov before slinging a backhander past New Jersey goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood to knot the game at 1-1.

The goal marked Oshie’s seventh point (four goals, three assists) in his past six contests. The goal also gave Ovechkin his seventh point against the Devils this season, tying Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson for the team lead.

Dillon’s assist was his 10th of the 2020-21 season and his second in his previous four contests. The Capitals and Devils headed into the first intermission tied at 1-1.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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3 Responses to Hands of Magic: T.J. Oshie Scores A Beauty of a Goal on A Wicked Backhand

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oshie was on fire today.

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