Climbing That Playoff Ladder: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson Transfer Up Franchise Report Books On First Interval Objective In opposition to the Florida Panthers

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After a tough 3-2 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday in Washington, DC, the Washington Capitals got off to a good start in the first half of Game 5 with a goal from right winger TJ Oshie.

Oshie scored his fourth goal of the series and in five games on the power play at the 7:09 mark of the opening frame, assisted by John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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Exactly what the doctor ordered!! pic.twitter.com/caUMzg6WJS

— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) May 12, 2022

With his goal, Oshie overtook the Capitals great Peter Bondra in career playoff points in franchise history, his 57th (27 goals, 30 assists) in a Caps sweater.

Oshie’s 57th playoff point with Washington (27g, 30a) has overtaken Peter Bondra (56) for seventh in the franchise’s points list.

— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 11, 2022

On the primary assist, Carlson overtook his former junior and NHL head coach (and Capitals legend) Dale Hunter for the third most points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in franchise history, earning the No. 73 point during the regular season Carlson split and after that Hunter passed on career points (regular season).

John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov were credited with the assists for Oshie’s goal. With his 73rd career playoff point, Carlson overtook Dale Hunter (72) for the third most playoff points in franchise history.

— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 11, 2022

The goal gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead in Sunrise, Fla., a lead they would hold until the first break.

By Michael Fleetwood

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Born into a family of die-hard Capitals fans, Michael Fleetwood has been watching games for as long as he can remember. Born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, he is a die-hard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and has since met Joe himself. His favorite player became former capital Nate Schmidt after meeting Schmidt at a Hershey hotel while he was in Hershey PA to watch the Bears game shortly after Schmidt was injured during a practice stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles and enjoys photography, watching live WildEarth TV’s SafariLive and watching animals in his free time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at Capitals Development Camp).