Capitals’ T.J. Oshie’s One-Handed Marker While Falling Down Sixth Best Goal Of 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post

The NHL released its top-10 goals of the 2020-21 regular season on Wednesday afternoon. Forward T.J. Oshie’s goal in the third period of the Washington Capitals‘ 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 25 came in sixth.

After a give-and-go with center Lars Eller and Oshie fought off Penguins captain Sidney Crosby in the neutral zone, the 34-year-old dangled past defenseman Mike Matheson and backhanded the puck past the blocker of goaltender Tristan Jarry with one hand on his stick while falling down to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead 3:18 into the third.

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal’s between-the-legs goal against the Buffalo Sabres on March 6 earned the honor as the top goal of the season.

You can watch all of the top-10 goals below:

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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