Photo: Brian Babineau
Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie is one of the most electrifying players in the NHL. Coming into Saturday’s game against Boston, Oshie had tallied points in three consecutive contests (five points), which included a three-assist night against the Toronto Maple leafs. Oshie did not record a point against the Bruins, but he did make one of his most remarkable plays of the year.
Early in the third period, Oshie forced a defensive-zone turnover by David Krejci. Then he drove to the net and there’s where the pure insanity happened.
Let me summarize all the tiny things that happened here in a span of three seconds.
Tuukka Rask would catch the puck with his glove, which was a real pity. If Oshie would have scored, it would have likely been the goal of the year in the NHL.
Here’s a few more replays of the play.
Simply put: Oshie is able to do things on his knees that most players can’t do on their skates.
Thank you, Based Oshie, for being you.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 4, 2016
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.