1. T.J. Oshie is the toast of the town today after last night's game-winning hat trick goal:
Fight Schenn for doing dirt on Kuzy.— Japers' Rink (@JapersRink) April 29, 2016
Hat trick goal in OT to beat Pens.
T.J. Oshie will never have to buy another beer in this town.
TJ Oshie's daughter won game 1 hours ago. This is fitting. pic.twitter.com/m9SIhxvXOd— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) April 29, 2016
2. You never like to see a knee-on-knee hit in these Caps-Pens games, especially one against a top-line player that goes unpenalized, but that's exactly what happened last night:
Crosby's knee on knee hit on Oshie. Somehow not a penalty. https://t.co/52ghsjnGLd— Grant Dressler (@GrantADressler) March 2, 2016
Oops! Wrong clip. Here we go:
another look at Wilson kneeing Sheary pic.twitter.com/B9l0OBDsMN— Stephanie (@myregularface) April 29, 2016
That's a bad hit by Tom Wilson, full stop. The League should take a look at it and decide whether or not it's worth supplementary discipline based upon their established precedents and whatnot. Fortunately, Conor Sheary was okay (which will work in Wilson's favor because the NHL isn't serious about getting bad hits out of the game).
still no penalties pic.twitter.com/JPRlY8dOhE— Stephanie (@myregularface) April 29, 2016
no idea but i guess it's directed at wilson pic.twitter.com/85a8wv3xq2— Stephanie (@myregularface) April 29, 2016
3. Dmitry Orlov skated exactly one shift in the 38:53 of hockey that followed this goat rodeo:
Lovejoy goal pic.twitter.com/5lDSXInm8r— Stephanie (@myregularface) April 29, 2016
great move by Bonino pic.twitter.com/IaL4QRRXEO— Stephanie (@myregularface) April 29, 2016
It looks like Orlov was already beaten when Nate Schmidt inexplicably clipped him, but that contact certainly didn't help any chance Orlov had at recovering and making a play. Regardless, we've talked about risk/reward on Orlov plenty, and Barry Trotz has been pretty patient with him. But that patience has to be nearing an end, and the supposed depth of the Caps' defense doesn't help all that much if you're playing half the game and overtime with five guys. Trotz needs to trust and play Orlov (he should), or dress someone with whom he's more comfortable (a worse decision).