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Capitals dads video chat Oshie's father during trip in Columbus

Washington forward's parent unable to attend festivities, which began in Tampa

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Tim Oshie couldn't make the Washington Capitals dads trip, so they brought the trip to him.

The Capitals dads video chatted with T.J.'s father from Washington's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Tweet from @Capitals: The #CapsDads facetime'd Coach Osh!#ALLCAPS @TJOshie77

Tim Oshie, T.J.'s first hockey coach, has had Alzheimer's diseease since at least 2012, according to ESPN, and T.J. got emotional when discussing his dad after he won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

"This win … it's got to be for my family," Oshie told after the Capitals 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2018. "For my dad, who has Alzheimer's. His memory's slipping a little these days. I think this is one memory that I don't think he's going to forget."

Tim was unable to attend Washington's annual dads trip, which started in Tampa on Saturday and culminated in Columbus. But the dads called Tim, and each sent well wishes to him. They closed with Washington's signature "Let's go Caps" chant, which Tim appeared to join in with.

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