T.J. Oshie is having a special season. He’s on pace to post a new career high in points—64, which is 10 higher than his previous best. He became an overnight celebrity after downing the Russians in a shootout pretty much by himself, and be brought that magic back from Sochi it seems.
Yesterday he made a remarkable pass to set up David Backes for a goal against the Colorado Avalanche. Here’s a look at the play in case you missed it.
Oshie once again set Twitter aflame with his fancy moves, and the quality play wasn’t lost on Backes. The Blues captain spoke to the media following the game, and was quoted by Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
It’s crazy what he does out there and I’m the beneficiary. I’m just going to the net like I’m supposed to, and he makes a fantastic play. Then the vision as he’s going down to find me backdoor, that’s 100 percent his goal all the way.
Oshie also spoke to the media about his play and what he was thinking as it developed:
I figured once I cut in, and the puck went a little further than I wanted it to, I figured someone was going to be there. But no one was there, so I lunged for it and luckily Backes was streaming down the backside.
The Blues will look to continue their recent hot streak this evening against the Minnesota Wild. They’ve won their last four contests and will be looking for number five against the Wild.