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The Noon Countdown: Opening Act

A look at how T.J. Oshie likes to get things rolling

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6 - Number of days remaining until the start of the Capitals’ 2021-22 season. But it’s also...

...the number of times that T.J. Oshie scored the first goal of the game in 2020-21, edging out Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom (four apiece) for the team lead in that department. Oshie’s six opening tallies also put him in the top-10 in the league, tied with four others for the fourth-most goals to open a game.