TJ Oshie may never score an easier goal.
After a brilliant saucer pass by Nicklas Backstrom, Oshie was sprung on a breakaway against Tuukka Rask. Oshie, who looked behind himself to confirm he really was that open, deposited the puck five hole. He had no celebration after scoring because that was way too easy.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 2, 2017
The pass by Backstrom is a work of hockey art. Check out how Nicky roofs the puck over Colin Miller and Brad Marchand’s stick, forcing the two Bruins teammates to collide into each other.
Then Oshie takes care of the rest, tallying his 19th goal of the season.
Backstrom and Oshie later combined with Matt Niskanen to score again. The Caps would head into intermission with a 2-1 lead..
Nicklas Backstrom cleans up Matt Niskanen's rebound for his 14th goal of the season. 2-0 Caps. pic.twitter.com/Cu5uLbK4Fr
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 2, 2017
Oshie has now recorded 19 points in his last 15 games (12/31-2/1: 9g, 10a). According to the Caps, tonight marks Oshie’s 11th multi-point game of the season.
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