Capitals practice on Saturday was their first since breaking their seven-game losing streak. Business was back as usual until TJ Oshie spiced up the practice with a small side-bet.
Speaking to a member of the training staff on the bench, Oshie was adamant that he could flip a puck up and over a part of the scoreboard that hangs above center ice. How much was on the line? Five American dollars.
Oshie is known for his puck-juggling skills and part of his warm-up routine before games is dedicated to throwing a puck high into the air with the toe of his stick.
How did he fare in this challenge? Let’s go to the video tape.
That’s a no.
After two tries, Oshie was unsuccessful and he turned back to the bench to tell the training staff member that he would owe him five dollars. Good thing that’s only approximately 0.000067% of Oshie’s 2018-19 salary.
After practice, Oshie participated in a shootout clinic with winners from the Caps Youth Shootout competition. He also stopped by to sign some autographs for fans, where one fan called out: “Also, we love Leni!”
— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 2, 2019
Here are the rest of our photos from Caps practice. Christian Djoos skated with the rest of the team in a regular contact jersey, Lars Eller was not at practice due to a lower-body injury, and Jonas Siegenthaler totally cut his hair, y’all.
Photos by Cara Bahniuk and Elizabeth Kong
Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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