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T.J. Oshie continues to prove why he is an American hero by chugging beer through his shirt

T.J. Oshie continues to prove why he is an American hero by chugging beer through his shirt

There is a lot of debate between Washington Capitals fans on who is the Capitan America on the Caps' roster. The running debate is between John Carlson or T.J. Oshie.

Well if you say anybody but Oshie, you’re wrong.

While celebrating at the Capitals championship parade, once again Oshie chugged a Bud Light through his T-shirt.

Oh but this is not the first time. Oh, no.

When the Capitals took over Nationals Park, Oshie got excited and did what any reasonable person would do if they got on the jumbotron.

Pull a shirt over his head and drink a beer through it.

He also went ahead and alluded to some 'back-to-back' championship nonsense.

If overconfidence in sports and chugging beer in odd ways doesn't scream America then take my citizenship away.

T.J. Oshie is an American hero.

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T.J. Oshie didn't have enough money on his card to get off the Metro

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T.J. Oshie didn't have enough money on his card to get off the Metro

It looks like T.J. Oshie should have negotiated a few extra bucks in his contract for the Metro.

Just as they did for Game 3, Oshie and Matt Niskanen took the Metro to Capital One Arena for Game 4 on Monday.

Only this time their trip hit a snag because of course it did. Two uneventful Metro rides in a row would have been a hotter streak than winning the Stanley Cup.

Evidently Oshie did not have enough money on his card to get out of the arena station and had to fill it up.

Don't worry, Oshie. We've all been there. Just as a reminder, Oshie signed an eight-year, $46 million contract in 2017.

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Oshie and Niskanen explain why they rode the Metro to Game 3

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Oshie and Niskanen explain why they rode the Metro to Game 3

Late Saturday, pictures began to emerge on social media of Capitals’ stars T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen riding the Metro to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Capital One Arena.

On Sunday, we got the chance to ask them about their journey, which began at a stop near their homes and ended at the Gallery Place-Chinatown stop underneath the arena.

“I don’t know any of the stops or anything—so I’ll just pass this one over to Nisky,” Oshie said with a smile.

Niskanen takes the train on occasion; Oshie was making his Metro debut.

Asked where they caught the train, Niskanen understandably didn’t want to reveal much.  

“I don’t want to give away our location,” he said, laughing, “but there’s a stop somewhat near our house and we live in the state of Virginia.”

Niskanen did, however, say they started on the “Orange or Silver” line. Which means, at some, point they changed trains.

Now that’s commitment.

“It was great,” Oshie said. “It was actually really easy for us to get down there. Fans seemed really excited but were also very respectful. They just kinda wished us luck along the way. The closer we got the more fans got on. It was cool. I’ve never gone that way before.”

So why did two high-profile, recognizable, multimillionaire athletes take public transportation to one of the biggest nights of their professional careers?

Simple.

With several streets around the arena shut down for a variety of reasons related to the Final, they didn’t want to get hung up in traffic.

“We heard it might be tough to get to the game,” Oshie said. “So we decided to take the train, so if there was going to be any traffic, just to make it easier on us.”

Will it become a thing? You know, since the Caps won and hockey players are the most superstitious people on Earth?

It should also be noted that traffic probably isn’t going to get any better on Monday, when the Caps host the Golden Knights for Game 4.

“I don’t know,” Oshie said. “We haven’t discussed that yet.”

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