T.J. Oshie of Mount Vernon, Washington is continuing his excellence when the games matter the most. The Washington Capitals right winger once again performed at a high level on Wednesday as the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in game four of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series of the 2017 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Oshie scored twice including the game winning goal. His first goal came at 2:58 of the first period from Nicklas Backstrom and Nate Schmidt to open the scoring. He then found the back of the net again at 12:59 of the third period to put the Capitals up 5-3 at the time. Backstrom notched another assist on Oshie's game winner.
Oshie now has 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points in 46 playoff games. However his numbers in Washington have been much better than his time in St. Louis. In 16 playoff games with the Capitals, Oshie has eight goals and eight assists for 16 points. In 30 playoff games with the Blues, Oshie only had five goals and four assists for nine points.
The Maple Leafs and Capitals are now tied at two games apiece in their best out of seven series. Game five will be on Friday in Washington.
On the international stage, Oshie generated fame at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. In the United States' 3-2 dramatic 3-2 win over Russia on Russian ice, Oshie scored four shootout goals in six attempts.