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TJ Oshie offers thrilling USA hockey win over Russia: Fans ask who is TJ Oshie?

Olympic hockey player TJ Oshie helps shut down Russia in shootout.
Olympic hockey player TJ Oshie helps shut down Russia in shootout.
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TJ Oshie had a rare moment in Olympic hockey history. Usually games are won with team action and rarely can any hockey fan remember a player so quickly becoming a star in a single hockey game. Well on Saturday morning it appears that history was made as TJ Oshie is being called a hero of Team USA hockey. According to the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, the athlete’s shootout at the end of the game has people interested in this NHL player. TJ Oshie helped Team USA win over Russia with a 3-2 final.

Who is TJ Oshie? For most Americans outside the St. Louis area, he might not be a household name. Well at least until the Olympic hockey game in Sochi on Saturday. The player is no stranger to hockey though as he scored the NHL's Goal of the Year in 2009.

The NHL player is a St. Louis Blues forward. He was picked by the Blues in the 2005 NHL draft, but didn't sign with the team until 2008. TJ Oshie is known for his skills in shootouts. Apparently that was one reason Team USA picked the player early on in January.

There is no doubt that the life of hockey has always been part of TJ Oshie. He started playing when he was four and he has been on the ice ever since.

His game winning shootout in Olympic hockey will be talked about for a long time by the fans. It was an epic moment and thrilled everyone who was cheering for Team USA!

Take a look at the photo slideshow of TJ Oshie’s shootout during the Olympic hockey showdown between Russian and Team USA!

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