Washington Capitals: Top 3 key players to watch against Bruins

T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

#1 T.J. Oshie

The number one player to watch is the biggest impact player from one of Washington’s biggest wins over Boston in recent memory. T.J. Oshie had himself a game in December and a highlight-reel goal that might’ve been the best goal of the season for the boys in red.

Oshie had two goals in that December game that saw the Caps win 3-2. Both came in the second period. His second goal was a thing of beauty as he undressed two Bruins defenders and whiffed a backhanded goal into the net.

Oshie knows the top six needs to produce and knows that the team is struggling to create chances during this Round Robin.

Oshie told Samantha Pell of The Washington Post (subscription required):

"“[In the summer] no one is really playing for real, and then you get out here and it is a lot harder. You have to work a lot harder to score goals. You got to work harder to get in position to score goals, and things happen a lot faster. So we definitely need more offense. If not goals then at least chances and momentum from the top six here.”"

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Oshie, Ovechkin, Holtby and the rest of the team look to play better as the Caps close out the Round Robin against the Bruins. Puck drop is at 12 p.m. and you can catch the game on NBC Sports Washington plus.