TJ Oshie is always a ball of energy and Saturday, during the Capitals’ morning skate, was no different.
Oshie invented a new tandem celly with Jakub Vrana, imitated Braden Holtby’s goalie stance, and hugged practically everyone around him.
The tandem celly, which had one reader joking Wonder twin powers ACTIVATE, involved Oshie and Vrana both throwing one fist into the air like they were Superman.
Maybe one day 🤗 https://t.co/OLR8WIenn1
— Jakub Vrana (@JVranaa) November 9, 2019
During the team stretch at the end of the skate, Oshie jumped up onto his skates from a kneeling position and then immediately dropped into an unmistakable goaltender crouch in front of Holtby. I imagine him saying You see, Holtsy, you gotta make sure your blade is properly in front of your skates so you can prevent five-hole goals.
During the actual game on Saturday night, Oshie’s fun-loving nature continued when he included the penalty box official in his pre-period superstition.
Oshie was in the sin bin because he’d gotten feisty when a Vegas player got rough with Nicklas Backstrom.
you don't. touch. nicky. pic.twitter.com/r6mflyRUO9
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 10, 2019
Earlier in the day during morning skate, however, Oshie was more a hugger than a fighter. Here’s Oshie giving Vrana a bear hug. Why so blue, Vrana? The Caps have won five (now six!) games in a row.
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