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T.J. Oshie: Twitter’s newest star (and Team USA savior)

Feb 15, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

T.J. Oshie went from a controversial Team USA selection to the face of the team in a matter of minutes on Saturday.

A few shootout goals will do that.

The St. Louis Blues winger isn’t even the best Blues player on the roster. (That would be David Backes.) But his specific ability to score shootout goals was the primary reason he’s in Sochi. That’s what one calls a perfect set up.

VIDEO: Watch OT and the shootout again

Oshie scored four of the six U.S. goals in the win vs. Russia, prompting a massive Twitter swell of affection for Oshie. At 10:22 am ET, he had 92,000 Twitter followers.An hour later, it was 131,000. His mentions, as you might expect, came fast and furious. A sampling:

And what about the man himself? Sounds like his charm will only boost his stature.

  1. hojo20 - Feb 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Shootouts are a joke.

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