Top 3 moments of T.J. Oshie's time with the Capitals

As the Oshbabe suited up for his 1,000th NHL game let's look back on his top Caps moments
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
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T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov
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#1 Hat trick for Coach

This might as well have been called top hat tricks in T.J. Oshie's Capitals career but when I think of Oshie's top moments it's always these three. This wasn't just any hat trick, this came in the wake of Oshie's late father known by the hockey community as simply Coach. He may have lost his battle with Alzheimer's but the dad had a sky box to his son's perfect hat trick game. And a good fight night at MSG.

Oshie's goal song is Country Roads by John Denver with the popular West Virginia anthem having the crowd sing along. The Caps locker room sang along to that song after this game in the visitor's locker room. They blared that same song in the visitors locker room last night in Vancouver for a big win that kept their playoff hopes alive.

Oshie has six hat tricks in his career. He has 191 goals as a member of the Capitals in his career. That is good for ninth on the Capitals all time but second best since he joined the Caps in 2015-16. He also has 76 power play goals which is good for fifth on the franchise.