The Washington Capitals held a full-practice on Friday morning. It was obvious the team was still pumped up from their shoot out win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Dmitry Orlov, who had the only regulation goal for the Capitals, was in especially high spirits, laughing and messing around with his teammates throughout the entire practice.
The team welcomed back Paul Carey, who earned a call up after a remarkable four-goal game the prior week with the Hershey Bears. Carey will stay with the team during the upcoming road trip as an additional forward.
Near the end of practice, Orlov took Tom Wilson down during a practice rush. The two slid along the ice as Orlov celebrated his accomplishment. Enjoy the photos!
The University of North Dakota, TJ Oshie and Taylor Chorney’s former college hockey team, took on Boston University, Kevin Shattenkirk’s former college team, today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. BU defenseman and Boston Bruins prospect, Charlie McAvoy, scored in double overtime to end the game. This game is now the longest NCAA Tournament game in UND history.
Hours before the opening faceoff, TJ Oshie sent out a tweet cheering on his alma mater.
The day after Valentine’s 2014 was wild. In Sochi, Team USA bested Team Russia 3-2 in a shootout victory that elevated TJ Oshie to an international sports star.
Three years and change later, Oshie’s shootout goal helped lift the Caps to an important win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. In net for Columbus was a familiar foe: Sergei Bobrovsky, the same goalie Oshie faced at those fateful 2014 Olympics.
Saturday night, the planets all aligned for the Caps organization.
All three of the franchise’s teams played, including the Capitals’ two minor league affiliates: the Hershey Bears and the South Carolina Stingrays. Each team won their game and scored five or more goals to do so. All three teams also had a player tally a hat trick on the same night.
TJ Oshie scored two goals early in Saturday’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, then nearly fifty minutes passed without a third. Once Andrei Vasilevskiy abandoned the net in the game’s final two minutes, Oshie completed the hat trick with — well, I guess that was technically an empty-net alley oop?
Whatever it was, it has given Oshie his first hat trick since 2015 and it puts him in front of Alex Ovechkin in the Caps’ goal-scoring race.
I hope this RMNB story finds you and finds you well. I hope you’re enjoying the wedding you’re at on this dreary Saturday night instead of watching your beloved Capitals of Washington. I write you with good tidings. Your beloved TJ Oshie has scored two goals in the first period.
So, yeah dude, he’s at 28 now, and this game’s just getting started.
TJ Oshie likes to get jacked before games and Thursday night was no different. Willy Baby and Osh Babe continued their bizarre tradition of pregame butt slashes with one new twist. They were St. Patrick’s Day themed!
Several years ago, Ovie The Bulldog and his parents were forced to relocate to San Diego. But just because the pup is out in California, doesn’t mean he’s shed his allegiance to the Capitals.
Saturday after the Caps’ morning skate, Ovie posed with many of his favorite players before they bussed to the team hotel. He took pictures with TJ Oshie, Lars Eller, and Justin Williams as well as Coach Trotz.
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