NHL Star Takes Subway to Big Game, Has Hiccup

TJ Oshie comes up 35 cents short, later scores in Stanley Cup game
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2018 7:18 AM CDT
NHL Star Takes Subway to Big Game, Has Hiccup
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen, left, and forward TJ Oshie laugh as they speak to the media Sunday. Both have been taking the subway to games in the finals.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

The Washington Capitals are one victory away from the Stanley Cup after beating the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night, and one of the goal-scorers in that game had an odd commute. TJ Oshie rode the subway to the DC arena for Game 4 with fellow player Matt Niskanen, just as they did for Game 3. But Oshie's card came up 35 cents short as he was exiting the station, reports Fox5 DC. As he stood in line to add money, a Metro employee let him through.

"I don't know how much that ride was, but I owe you big time," Oshie said later, per USA Today. A few hours after his subway ride, Oshie scored the first goal of the game and later added two assists in Washington's 6-2 win. The Caps now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, with Game 5 on Thursday night in Vegas. One fan posted a photo of Oshie and Niskanen on the subway. (Oshie previously drew national attention for this Olympic performance.)

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