Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie is one of the most talented stick-handlers in the NHL, but he’s spent his first two games of the World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament banging bodies from the third line. Friday, Oshie got national attention after hitting Logan Couture head-first into the boards, causing the Canadian forward to leave the game with an upper-body injury.
Saturday night in Ottawa, Oshie had several dust-ups with Team Canada players, including with that scratch you can never quite itch, Brad Marchand. He also got in a scrap at the very end of the game with Shea Weber.
Weber shoved Oshie into the boards during the final seconds. As a referee separated the two players, Weber hung on to Oshie’s collar and threw a punch. Oshie responded with several of his own.
Ever since joining the Capitals, Oshie has shown some feistiness, dropping the gloves with Bruins enforcer Adam McQuaid and Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Oshie also had a playoff run-in with Sidney Crosby.
Oshie and the rest of Team USA play Finland next on Tuesday in Washington, DC.
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