TJ Oshie is a shootout pro. He became a household name during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where he stepped up again and again as the American shooter in USA’s thrilling win over Russia.
Saturday after Capitals practice, three youth hockey players got the chance to learn from the pro himself and even try to make a save on one of his moves. Hayden Martsching, Dmitry Kebreau, and Peter Zelinsky were the winners of the Bantam and Midget age groups in the Caps Youth Shootout. The winners had competed over the summer and during the intermission of two January Caps games, and their prize was spending time on the ice with Oshie and Braden Holtby.
Oshie showed off a few sneaky shootout tricks.
TJ, we’re pretty sure this is just mean. Oshie dekes right, then left, then right again and tucks it home on goaltender Zelinsky.
Good for young Martsching for following the puck here all the way through the end, even when Oshie faked the shot and tried to sneak it in glove-side.
Holtby shows no mercy and makes a stick save on Kebreau.
Photos: Elizabeth Kong
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Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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