#6 We told you Oshie is a Penguin killer
This game was one of the most memorable regular season games I’ve ever watched. The date was Nov. 7, 2018. I happened to be at that game celebrating my birthday and boy was it quite the present.
The Penguins took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Sidney Crosby. Also in the first period, Oshie was hit badly and came out of the game before coming back in.
In the second period the Caps tied it on a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin on a shot that came right from his office in the left face off circle. 1-1 would be the score entering the final period.
Evgeni Malkin would later hit T.J. Oshie early in the third period, sending him to the training room. To our amazement, Oshie would come back in the game and deliver the game-winning goal at 18:46 to stun the Penguins.
Malkin did not have a hearing for that hit on Oshie but it didn’t matter. This game showed that the tides have turned in favor of the Caps fresh after they beat them in the second round earlier that year. It also showed the type of player Oshie is. You can’t mess with him.