Blues vs Wild Player Highlight: T.J. Oshie

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

An in depth view of T.J. Oshie vs the Wild this season

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This season, T.J. Oshie has been red hot against the Minnesota Wild. In three games he has 3 points, along with a goal in the shootout. Let's recap his games against the Wild thus far.

Nov 25th-

The Blues met the the Wild for the first time this season at Scottrade. St. Louis jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first period. T.J. Oshie added the secondary assist on the second goal of the game scored by Alex Steen. The Blues were able to finish off the Wild easily. Alex Steen netted his second of the game against an empty net near the closing of the 3rd period. Oshie registered 1 point and 1 hit in the game. He also had the second best Corsi percentage on the team at 72.7%

Dec 31st-

This game saw the Oshie and the Wild putting up more points. The Blues were unable to jump to an early lead, with the first period ending 0-0. The scoring began in the 2nd period when Oshie scored on a 12 foot wrister. He was assisted by Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz wasn't done that evening in Minnesota. He scored a goal 9 minutes after he registered the assist. The Wild were able to score a lone goal 9 seconds before the end of regulation. Oshie was again a top performer in the corsi rating. He was 5th on the team with a percentage of 55.6%

Mar 9th-

The Wild came even closer to besting the Blues earlier this month. Yet again, Oshie was one of the cornerstones of the Blues victory. He scored the first goal early on the power play. His wrister from 8 feet away fount twine, putting the Blues up early. His goal was followed 5 minutes later by Carlo Colaiacovo's first of the season. Minnesota charged back in the second scoring goals from Pominville and Moulson. The game remained gridlocked until the shootout, when Oshie and Steen netted their shots to seal the game. This game was the first that saw Oshie's corsi drop below 50%. He ended the game with a goal in regulation and in the shootout, but with a corsi percentage of 36%.

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