TJ Oshie has scored three goals in his last two games, but Sunday he brought out his mashers. With the Capitals down 4-1 in the third period, Osh tried to fire up his club by fighting an angry Travis Konecny.
The bout lasted nearly 40 seconds and featured huge punches throughout.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 18, 2018
Konecny, who took a few shots during the game, eventually snapped after being high sticked by Travis Boyd in the neck. Konecny shoved Oshie behind the net and the mittens be a splittin’.
Both combatants threw some huge punches. Oshie arguably landed the biggest blows via several body shots and a jab to the head.
Chandler Stephenson and John Carlson would score after Oshie’s fight, but the Caps would ultimately lose 6-3.
Today’s bout was Oshie’s sixth career NHL fight and third with the Capitals. Oshie also fought a Flyer during the 2016 postseason: Brayden Schenn.
Oshie’s decision to fight was questionable. Not only is he one of the team’s best and expensive forwards, he’s also spent a chunk of the season sidelined with a head injury. Earlier in the season, the Caps forward suffered his fourth documented concussion of his career after getting his head slammed into the boards by Joe Thornton.
After leading the Capitals in goals with Alex Ovechkin last season (33 tallies), Oshie has struggled throughout this season. Last week, he ended a 19-game goalless streak and a 33-game even-strength goalless streak against the Islanders.
Probably the last player on the Caps you'd want to be fighting is currently fighting right now
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 18, 2018
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