Master of Deflection: T.J. Oshie Scores First Goal of 2021 Playoffs on Wicked Deflection of Alex Ovechkin Shot

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie played a big part in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Saturday night at Capital One Arena, and wasted no time in making his mark in Game 2, scoring his first goal of the 2021 postseason in the first period.With Bruins superstar David Pastrnak in the box for Holding, the Caps set up in their usual power play formation in the offensive zone. Defenseman John Carlson sent the puck to Alex Ovechkin, who buzzed a shot towards the net, which Oshie masterfully deflected past Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask for his first goal of the postseason.

The goal marked Oshie’s third point of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs and his 28th career Stanley Cup Playoff goal. Heading into tonight’s contest, Oshie had recorded multi-point performances in four straight contests against the Bruins dating back to the regular season.

By Michael Fleetwood

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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