Capitals forward TJ Oshie is one of the deadliest scorers in the shootout and Sunday he showed why once again.
After the Caps and Oilers remained tied 1-1 through regulation and three-on-three overtime, the two teams settled the game in a shootout.
Oshie scored the game-winner.
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The American forward went five hole on Oilers goaltender Laurent Rossoit.
Oshie has become such a dominant shootout player because of how unpredictable he is. Oshie approaches the goaltender the same way every time, but uses a variety of different dekes and fakes depending on the read he makes.
“I usually have something in mind that I’m thinking about doing,” Oshie said to Sportsnet after the game. “I wasn’t planning to go five hole there, but I thought I saw something and fortunately I did.”
The shootout tally was Oshie’s 40th of his career. He’s connected on 54.8 percent of his attempts all-time. Since joining the NHL in the 2008-09 season, this ranks Oshie first among players with 20 shootout attempts since the 2008-09 season.
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You can watch the full shootout below.
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