T.J. Oshie made America’s Olympic team because of his shootout moves, and he didn’t let the team down in that regard in Sochi. He’s continued his torrid pace since returning home from Russia though, and demonstrated his dominance in the skills competition once again last night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Ray Emery and Ryan Miller both played perfect 65-minute hockey games, and neither team found the back of the net during regulation or overtime. A shootout was needed to decide the contest, and the Blues of course tapped Oshie to do his thing.
Slow and steady wins the race for the 27-year-old winger.
There aren’t many goalies that have managed to get the better of Oshie in the shootout this season. Emery joined the majority when he allowed the Blue to score. According to NHL.com, there’s no better shootout artist in the league than Oshie as he’s converted on nine of his 12 shots.
Five of those goals have been game winners, and he has yet to miss on home ice. With 60 points in 74 games played, Oshie isn’t a one-trick pony either. He’s enjoying a breakout season in St. Louis, and his prowess in the shootout has helped the team match the franchise record for wins at 51.