Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Nets Two Goals in First Period Against Senators; Connor McMichael Earns First NHL Point

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie scored two goals Monday night as the team clashed with the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk assisted Oshie’s first goal and now leads Capitals blueliners in assists. Prospect Connor McMichael picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Oshie’s second goal.

Oshie (2) tied the game, 1-1, at the 6:26 mark of the first period.

His 0.42 goals per game rating last season (22 goals in 53 games) was the second-highest rating he’s had since joining the Capitals in 2015-16. Van Riemsdyk picked up his fourth assist of the season, which is the most among Capitals defensemen.

Oshie (3) would pot his second of the night and third of the season at the 11:10 mark, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Forward Anthony Mantha and McMichael had the helpers.

This marked Oshie’s 34th career multi-goal game. Mantha earned the primary assist, which is his second assist of the season.

Additionally, McMichael picked up his first NHL point with the secondary assist. According to The Washington Post‘s Samantha Pell, McMichael’s parents are attending tonight’s game and it’s their first time seeing him play live in an NHL regular-season game.

By Della Young

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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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