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Oshie uses slap shot to learn gender of upcoming baby

Wife of Capitals forward to give birth to couple's first boy

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

T.J. Oshie became the latest hockey player to announce a baby's gender with a slap shot.

The Washington Capitals forward and his wife Lauren learned they are having a baby boy by his blasting a shot at a gender-reveal party at Capitals Iceplex over the weekend.

Instagram from @tjoshie7: @lauren.oshie and I are happy to announce the bun in the oven is a boy! Can wait to get this little guy in the locker room. Thanks to everyone who came out and shared the reveal with us! #OshieBabyBoy

Lauren is pregnant with the couple's third child, previously giving birth to two girls, Lyla and Leni. They were all on hand as Oshie stepped up and blasted a puck that blew up with blue dust and blue confetti flew from the rafters as everyone cheered.

Oshie became the second NHL player to announce his baby's gender with a slap shot. Blake Coleman of the New Jersey Devils learned he's having a girl at a similar event in Texas last month.

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