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T.J. Oshie Shootout Move Explained (Video)

T.J. Oshie went to the 2014 Winter Olympics as just another member of the team. He was a bubble decision to make the final roster, and it was assumed that he’d play a depth role on an American team that had a lot of offensive ability up front. Then the Americans went to a shootout against Russia during the preliminary round, and that all changed.

The 27-year-old came back home to much fanfare despite the US bombing out with a fourth-place finish in Sochi. He and his fiancee Lauren Cosgrove have been under a hot spotlight since the shootout performance against Russia, and Oshie recently took the time to break down his methodical shootout move with EXTRA.

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Now that we’ve seen the explanation, let’s watch it in practice.

While Oshie and the rest of Team USA would have preferred a better outcome once the elimination round started, it’s still fun to see an underrated player like the former first-round pick get his due around the NHL. He’s appeared in various interviews over the last few weeks and has become a bit of a celebrity in St. Louis.

 

 

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