The Washington state native's 26 goals were a career high and he was a fixture in the top six and first power-play unit. The 29-year-old will remain a key component in the
Oshie kick-started the
T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an assist in Game 5 against the Penguins on Saturday.
That's the second game-winner of the series for Oshie, who is up to nine points (five goals) in 11 postseason games. He'll continue to pile up points skating on the top line and the Caps will need another clutch showing from him if they hope to win Game 6 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Oshie has built off a solid debut regular season in Washington and carried that strong play into the postseason.
Oshie was simply on fire tonight. He made it rain hats after scoring the overtime winner on a wrap-around goal on netminder Matt Murray. The goal would be reviewed, but it was deemed that the puck had just barely crossed the line. Oshie has owned the Penguins this year and dating back to the regular season, now has six goals on eight shots against them. The talented winger had five goals in 30 playoff games as a member of the Blues and he now has four goals in seven playoff games with the
T.J. Oshie stayed hot with a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.
Oshie has put up a goal and three assists over a three-game point streak after being blanked in the series opener. His playoff total of 13 points in 34 games is still weak, but that scoring rate is steadily climbing.