All eyes are on Alex Ovechkin as he continues to celebrate his, and the Washington Capitals, first Stanley Cup. Sometimes with such a high profile lead story you lose track of some of the other stories, but TJ Oshie's is not one you want to miss out on.
The man the Caps prioritized as a must-sign during free agency delivered in the clutch, playing a key role in the Capitals eventual lifting of Lord Stanley. While his play on the ice is one story, the true tale comes from an off ice subject - his father.
Part of the reason why Oshie's championship is extra special is because he got to win it in front of his father. His dad, Tim, was diagnosed with Alzheimers, making it very difficult for him to organize his thoughts and remember things, even some of the most important things. In post-game interviews, Oshie was unable to hide his emotion when speaking about his father, explaining more than once that this was special because it was a moment that he knew, despite everything, that his father was going to remember.
It didn't end there. Fans were treated to one of those special moments that only comes along once in a blue moon. While you would never wish an illness such as Alzheimers on anyone, it is rare to see a moment so special and larger than life that people are able to forget about the pain for one shining moment.
That moment came at centre ice when the two Oshies met to an emotional embrace.
That will bring a tear to the eye of any hockey fan, no matter who you're cheering for. Some moments are just bigger than the game, and this is certainly one of them.
(H/T Frank Seravalli)