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T.J. Oshie | Winger | #77

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: North Dakota
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (24) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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T.J. Oshie scored a pair of goals for the Capitals in a 7-3 win against the Islanders on Thursday.
Oshie had scored just one goal in the span of 33 games before this contest. He now has 14 goals and 38 points in 64 games this season. Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and registered two assists to extend his point streak to three games. Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist for Washington. Lars Eller and John Carlson also found the back of the net. Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on three of the Capitals' seven goals. Mar 15 - 10:00 PM

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T.J. Oshie has only one goal in his last 32 games.

After scoring 33 times last season, the 2017-18 campaign has been a huge disappointment for Oshie who has only four even strength goals this season. "When T.J. is on top of his game, you notice him a lot around the puck," Coach Barry Trotz said. "He has that dogged mentality when he’s getting to the net. He’s keeping plays alive, he’s putting pucks in those tough areas, he’s just quite noticeable. He’s gotten away from some of that a little bit, and we need more five-on-five [production]. ... I know T.J. knows his five-on-five goals are [among] the lowest on our team, but he does so many other things that are good for us and is so productive. That will come, and I hope it comes from now into the playoffs. T.J. is one of those guys that, when he gets hot, he’ll score quite a few goals." Poolies are waiting for this to happen.
Mar 11 - 9:45 AM

T.J. Oshie has only scored four even-strength goals this season.

Oshie has gotten eight power-play goals, so the situation isn't as bad as it could have been, but it's still a hole in his game. He set a career-high with 33 goals in 68 contests last season and while a regression isn't shocking, the hope still was that he'd do better than this. Oshie has been particularly cold lately as he just has one goal in his last 20 games.
Feb 15 - 6:00 AM

T.J. Oshie has been fined $5000 for cross checking Kris Letang Friday night.

That's the maximum fine the NHL can impose under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. A few Capitals' players didn't believe any discipline was warranted as Letang punched Oshie in the back of the head a few times before the cross check. The good news for the Caps is that Oshie will be in the lineup Sunday afternoon against Vegas.
Feb 3 - 12:00 PM

T.J. Oshie registered an assist in the Capitals' 3-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday.

Oshie has 11 goals and 27 points in 38 contests this season. While those are solid numbers, the Capitals were hoping for more out of Oshie after he scored 33 goals and 56 points in 68 games in 2016-17. Unfortunately he's been really quiet when it comes to finding the back of the net lately as he has just one goal in his last 17 games.
Jan 12 - 7:32 AM

T.J. Oshie ended up doing pretty well on the third line during Sunday's game.

Oshie started the contest with Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the hopes that it would spark the slumping Oshie. That didn't pay off, but during the game Oshie was bumped down to the third line with Brett Connolly and Lars Eller and Oshie ended up registering two assists. "Everything just seemed to click," Oshie said following Monday's practice. "To tell you the truth, it was a lot of fun there in the last half of the game playing with those guys. We were buzzing, I think we were buzzing out here again today." It seems that trio will stick together for now.
Jan 9 - 8:22 AM

It looks as if T.J. Oshie will be on the Capitals' top line Sunday against the Blues.

In Saturday morning's practice Oshie skated alongside Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and coach Barry Trotz seemed happy with the way the unit performed. Needless to say, Oshie should be active and in your lineup for Sunday's 3:00 pm ET matinee.
Jan 6 - 12:05 PM

T.J. Oshie will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night from a concussion.

The Capitals went 5-1 without Oshie in the lineup, but he will occupy his regular spots against Dallas. He will skate on the second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana as well as play on the top power-play unit.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 03:14:00 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) feels ready to return to the lineup.

Oshie and coach Barry Trotz did not confirm that he would be back on Tuesday against Dallas, but he is optimistic that he will play. He practiced fully on Monday alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana. Oshie just needs clearance from doctors/trainers before it becomes official.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:21:00 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't play on Saturday.

Oshie participated in part of the team's practice on Friday, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey. "He skated today [but] until he does a full practice he will not play," coach Barry Trotz said Friday. "He's going through the protocols and all that." Consider him day-to-day.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:11:00 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) was on the ice for part of Friday's practice.

Apparently that was all part of the process, so don't get discouraged by the fact that Oshie wasn't out for the full morning skate. That said, he's not going to return to the Capitals' lineup on Saturday.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Coach Barry Trotz said that T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't travel with the team to Boston for Thursday night's game.

We will see if he's ready to play on Saturday against Anaheim. Oshie hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 4 due to an upper-body injury.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:14:00 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't play Tuesday night.

This will be the fourth straight match he has missed with an upper-body injury. Oshie was on the ice Tuesday morning for the Capitals' optional skate.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:28:00 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) skated on his own Sunday.

That is a good start as he was injured Monday. He did not accompany the team to New York where they take on the Islanders. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 28 games this season. Keep him reserved for now and hope he is able to play later in the week.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 07:28:00 AM

T.J. Oshie won't join the Capitals on their trip to New York.

Oshie will consequently miss Monday's game against the Islanders. It will be his third straight contest on the sidelines.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley