Shootout King TJ Oshie decided to give us an encore of the 2014 Olympics with this shootout goal against Bobrovsky. To date, the Caps have won 2 out of 7 shootouts, Oshie has participated in all but one (injury), and has made 4 out of 6 shootout goals.
It’s been awhile since we had an OT winner. I covered most of them in the last post. But the latest addition was from my love Nicklas Backstrom, the true MVP. It was so pretty and I cried about this for awhile after it happened cause I love Nicky a lot.
Personally, I believe that shorthanded goals are more exciting than powerplay goals because they don’t happen as often and are really sweet. Daniel Winnik had a really pretty one to add to the other ones this year.
TJ Oshie scored two goals early and then threw an alley-oop shot to the empty net to finish the hat trick. It was his first official hat trick as a Cap (cause evidently playoff hat tricks don’t count in official stats).
I can’t believe I forgot this one in my other lists. Jakub Vrana is such a cutie, and one of these days he’s going to be a goal-scoring machine. I was so happy when he got his first in the big leagues.
God bless our sweet young giraffe. I rooted for him so hard in his first stint, but he just couldn’t break through. Turns out he couldn’t have picked a better time to get that first career goal. He put the Caps up late in an incredibly exciting game, and I think I might have cried actual tears of joy. And now he’s gone. I miss him so so much and I hope the Blues are treating him well. I think he’s doing really well in St. Louis so I’m happy for him but I also miss him a lot.