With players failing to stand out, at least in a good way, you have to look at stat sheets and key plays to fill out a stars of the game list. While nothing about T.J. Oshie‘s stats will scream out at you, he did have a goal, and it was a pretty unique goal I suppose you could say.
It wasn’t a goal you’ll see over and over again on the highlights, but personally, I loved it. Late in the first period after a shot did not go in, Chara attempted to carry the puck either to the corner or behind the net. Oshie decided that was a bad idea so he knocked the puck off of his stick and into the goal it went. Again, not the prettiest goal, but a very heads up play.
As for his other stats, nothing too special. While Oshie was on the ice, the Caps had 15 shot attempts for a 21 against putting him on the wrong side of 50%. Washington also had 8 chances for and 8 against with Oshie on the ice. He was one of just five Caps to have a scoring chance for percentage of 50% or higher.
Other stats for Oshie, he had 3 shots to go along with his goal, he had 2 individual scoring chances, 2 high danger attempts, which led the team, and also went 4 for 4 on faceoffs while 5v5. Not a bad afternoon for him.
It surely wasn’t his best game, but in a game that lacked standouts, Oshie is a fine choice for one of our stars of the game.