T.J. Oshie might not play a more eventful game than the one he participated in tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Oshie’s Capitals hosted their Metropolitan rivals at Capital One Arena where things got pretty ugly for Oshie in a hurry. For Starters, he briefly had to leave the game after taking a high stick and things took a turn for the worse in the third period on a scary collision with Evgeni Malkin. After dishing the puck off, Malkin delivered a high hit to Oshie which forced him to leave the game for a second time. But remarkably, Oshie manged to return to the game and scored the game-winning goal on a sweet pass from Jon Carlson.
After the game, Oshie summed up how he was feeling with some pretty savage words.
He then continued with:
While Oshie was a little more chill about the hit, his coach Todd Reirden wasn’t exactly as relaxed about it.
Reirden of course was referring to forward Tom Wilson, who was suspended 20 games for his illegal check on Oskar Sundqvist. Wilson has yet to play a game this season.
Time will tell if Malkin is disciplined but overall it was a pretty impressive performance form #77 in red.
(H/T Chris Kuc)