T.J. Oshie fights tears discussing father after Stanley Cup win


Sometimes a Stanley Cup celebration is about all-out elation, as you could see in Alex Ovechkin turning into a kid at a candy store after the Washington Capitals won it all.

As you can see during T.J. Oshie‘s interview with Jeremy Roenick, these championship runs often mix tragedy with triumph. Oshie was clearly emotional as he spoke of his father, who is struggling with Alzheimer’s.

“This one will stick with him forever,” Oshie said of his father.

(TSN’s Frank Seravalli captured a moment they had together after the interview.)

Check out highlights of the Capitals’ 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Cup-clinching Game 5:

You can also check out the recap at this spot and replay the contest in its entirety here. This post takes a look at Alex Ovechkin’s Conn Smythe victory.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.