Oshie finished the 2016-17 season with 33 goals and 56 points through 68 games. That's a 67-point pace over 82 games, which would have been a career best if he'd managed to stay healthy all season. Indeed, it was a banner year for Oshie, as he posted a career high in rating (plus-28) while picking up some of Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring slack. The timing couldn't be better for the 30-year-old forward, as he's arguably the top free agent available this summer. Given Washington's cap situation, it could be problematic for the Capitals to re-sign Oshie, although he's indicated that he would like to stay in D.C. Whether he stays or goes, the U.S. Olympian remains one of the better top-six forwards in the league and should be a safe pick in next season's fantasy drafts.
Oshie scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Penguins in Game 6. The American winger and his linemates were a menace to the Penguins in this one, as Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom also recorded two points apiece. Oshie's power-play marker was the first of the game and got the party started for the Caps in what was basically a 5-0 rout until Pittsburgh scored two meaningless goals with less than four minutes left in the game. Through 12 postseason games, the Washington state native has clipped along at exactly a point-per-game pace (four goals, eight assists) and has quietly dished out a whopping 39 hits.
Oshie made his way onto the scoresheet with an assist in Wednesday's Game 4 loss. On the play that led to his assist, the puck touched Oshie's stick about as much as his stick touched Nick Bonino's beard on the late penalty he received, but they all count the same. With Washington on the brink of elimination following Wednesday's loss, Oshie is one Capital who's undeserving of criticism, as he brings a physical, hard-working brand of hockey to every game while recording 10 points in 10 postseason contests.
Oshie found the back of the net on the power play in Friday's 2-1, Game 5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. The crafty winger tracked down a Nicklas Backstrom shot that hit the crossbar, and then tucked in the rebound on a backhand. Oshie is currently tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby for the third-most playoff points at seven.
Oshie scored two goals -- including the game-winning tally -- during Wednesday's Game 4 win over Toronto. After dishing out four assists through the first three games of the series, Oshie found the goals column Wednesday. He's registered a point in each game of the series and provides significant fantasy upside due to his role on the top line and No. 1 power-play unit.
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