Steve Oleksy Has Eventful Playoff Debut with Pretty Assist, Puck to Face

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Steve Oleksy Has Eventful Playoff Debut with Pretty Assist, Puck to Face
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Since Steve Oleksy joined the Washington Capitals in early March, they've learned the could rely on the 27-year-old for anything, from bone-rattling checks and fisticuffs to smart decision making in the defensive zone and the occasional offensive contribution. Thursday night in his Stanley Cup playoff debut, the Michigan native made one heck of a mark on the scoresheet. With a little more than 14 minutes gone in the second period of Game 1, Oleksy made one of the most sublime passes from a Capital this year to set up Marcus Johansson for the game-winning goal.

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