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Oshie out vs. Jets after birth of first child

Mar 17, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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Blues forward T.J. Oshie will miss Monday night’s game against Winnipeg following the birth of his first child — a daughter, Lyla Grace Oshie — who entered the world this morning.

It’s yet another highlight for Oshie in what’s been a tremendous 2013-14 campaign. He rebounded from an injury-plagued ’13 season to match a career-high in points (54) through just 67 games, and shot to international stardom during the Winter Olympics in Sochi for his shootout heroics against Russia in the group stage.

What’s more, Oshie is playing the role of vital contributor on a Blues team primed to set the franchise record for wins in a season. The 1999-2000 team — led by Jack Adams winner Joel Quenneville and Norris/Hart winner Chris Pronger — racked up 51 wins; this current Blues squad has 46 and needs just six more over the final 15 games of the season to break the mark.

(Note: Some have mentioned the ’99-00 team captured 51 wins without the benefit of shootout victories. To that, it’s worth pointing out the Blues have 38 regulation/overtime wins this year… so it’s unlikely they’ll get to 51 in the “traditional” way.)

  1. guitarisgood4u - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Congrats Osh!
    Cuz I’m sure he’ll read this.

  2. nicofthenorthstar - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Congrats to this MN kid! Very special time amidst a special season for him and StL.

  3. chanceoffleury - Mar 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    He should enjoy it now because his fiance Lauren is gorgeous so if his little girl looks anything like her he’s gonna have his hands full in about 18 years. In all seriousness I’m sure she’s super adorbs and congrats to the both of them!! Seems like lately it’s been a good time to be TJ Oshie!

    • stepanup - Mar 18, 2014 at 8:22 AM

      He’d probably be happy if it takes 18 years.

  4. elrock7 - Mar 17, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Congrats, but Olympic hero? Don’t think so!!

    • pfpmb - Mar 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      I agree, Oshie was not an Olympic hero. How can anybody on the 4th place team be a hero? Oshie was non-exsistent the whole Olympic tournament outside the shootout against Russia. Mind you, the whole US Olympic team didn’t show up when the games meant anything.

      • paperlions - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        Yeah, losing 1-0 to the best team in the word = not showing up.

      • cincinata - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

        How about losing 1-0 for third place and no medal?

  5. schartz55 - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    The article says “shoot out heroics” which is entirely true.

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