Game Afterthoughts: T.J. Oshie Records Gordie Howe Hat Trick Against New York Rangers

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, who played in his 500th game as a member of the team, recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick in the team’s Saturday matinee against the New York Rangers, in a spirited contest that saw the tenacious forward pick up two goals.

Oshie scored his first goal on the power play just 4:25 into the first period, marking the second consecutive game with a goal.

His second tally would come at the 3:16 mark of the second frame:

No. 77 would find himself out of the good graces of the visiting Blueshirts after a hit on defenseman Ryan Lindgren (brother of Capitals goaltender Charlie) sent the blueliner to the locker room with an apparent shoulder injury.

Oshie appeared to be remorseful for the result of the hit, which did not get called as a penalty.

Oshie would drop the gloves with the Rangers’ Barclay Goodrow just moments later, answering the bell for subtracting one of New York’s best defensemen.

The final puzzle piece of the Gordie Howe Hat Trick (a Goal, Assist, and a fight) came on a goal from Sonny Milano just over halfway through the middle frame.

The 36-year old finished the afternoon with a 2G, 1A performance in 15:20 of ice time for Head Coach Peter Laviolette and now has 14 goals and 10 assists in 43 Games Played this 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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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8 Responses to Game Afterthoughts: T.J. Oshie Records Gordie Howe Hat Trick Against New York Rangers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oshie is the straw! I know Ovi wears the C, but Osh knows how to get this team going.

  2. Horn73 says:

    Nobody chirping about trading him today….thank Hpd. Another old guy being very productive in games played. Don’t understand how one of the youngsters hasn’t been given his spot…

    So glad he didn’t want to go home to Seattle because as he said, DC is his home no!!

  3. Jon Sorensen says:

  4. DC Scappeli says:

    wow, what a game….Oshie came out and helped set the tone for the team and the boys followed. Seems like they played with some anger, some urgency and passion tonight. Most of all, they played with some pride after getting humiliated by the Canes on national TV and then with Anaheim.

    Just hope they now play with some consistency. They don’t do too well with back to back games, but let’s go, boys! Go Caps!!!

  5. novafyre says:

    I see the Canes threw 53 shots at Ducks’ Gibson and still lost 3-2. Makes the Caps loss more palatable.

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