T.J. Oshie of Mount Vernon, Washington has helped the Washington Capitals stay alive in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Monday, Oshie had his third multi-point game (one goal and one assist) of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Oshie registered his first point on Monday at 12:41 of the first period. He scored on the power play from Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom to put the Capitals up 1-0.
Oshie then registered his second point at the 16 second mark of the third period to put the Capitals up 3-0. He got the primary assist on Backstrom's game winning goal. Dmitry Orlov had the second assist for Washington.
Oshie was one of four Capitals forwards to register two points in the game. The others were Andre Burakovsky (two goals), Backstrom (one goal and one assist) and Kuznetsov (two assists). The other Capitals goal scorer was defenseman John Carlson of Natick, Massachusetts, who had a key insurance goal on the power play at 11:17 of the third period.
This was the Capitals' most complete game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the win, the series is now tied at three games apiece and they forced game seven of the Eastern Conference second round playoff series. That will take place in Washington on Wednesday.