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TJ Oshie girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove is the real American hero

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St. Louis Blues forward TJ Oshie is all of a sudden one of America’s most beloved athletes. He led Team USA to a win over Russia on Saturday by scoring four shootout goals. The 27-year-old is the talk of the Twitter world, but we have some bad news for all the ladies out there — Oshie is taken.

Oshie’s girlfriend is Lauren Cosgrove, and some would argue that she is the driving force behind the man whose Wikipedia briefly referred to him as an American hero. Wouldn’t you be motivated to win if you had this waiting at home for you?

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This guy is a legend in the making.

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TJ Oshie’s Wikipedia page hacked to call him ‘American Hero’

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TJ Oshie became a household name on Saturday with his heroic performance in Team USA’s preliminary round win over Russia. After he scored the winning shootout goal (one of his four), someone immediately hopped on Wikipedia and hacked Oshie’s page. This was one of those fantastic hacks.

[WATCH: TJ Oshie scores shootout winner against Russia]

Although the page has already been edited, it briefly read “Oshie is a American Hero” below the first two sentences of his biography.

Thanks to international rules, Oshie was able to take all seven of the US’s shots after the opening round of the shootout ended in a tie. He buried four of them. Jonathan Quick came up huge in goal for the Americans to continue giving Oshie opportunities.

Personally, I think the American hero line should have stayed. What’s the harm in it?

Photo via Twitter/Craig Kanalley

TJ Oshie carries US to shootout win over Russia

TJ-Oshie-USAThe US men’s hockey team defeated Russia in their preliminary matchup on Saturday. The game was decided in the eighth round of a shootout after the two teams played to a 2-2 tie through three periods and one five-minute overtime. TJ Oshie played the hero for the United States.

Oshie, who plays for the St. Louis Blues, took six of the eight shootout attempts for the US. International rules allow the same shooter to keep going once the first round of the shootout (three shooters) ends in a tie. Oshie battled Russia’s Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk and eventually got the best of them. He scored four goals in the shootout.

While there was no medal at stake, it was a phenomenal game that could wind up being a preview of the gold medal game.

GIF via Diehard Sport

Blues’ TJ Oshie being sued after dogs reportedly trashed penthouse apartment

TJ-Oshie-BluesOwning a dog can be expensive, but I certainly hope my dog never ends up costing me $12,000 because he wasn’t on his best behavior. That may be the case for St. Louis Blues forward TJ Oshie, who is being sued by an apartment complex for more than $12,000 of alleged damages that his dogs caused in a Missouri penthouse suite he used to call home.

According to the lawsuit provided by Courthouse News Services, Ashley Development claims Oshie’s dogs scratched and chewed at the custom screens on his patio doors and also damaged the doors and door frames, which they say will need to be replaced.  Oshie says he usually locked the dogs out on the patio. The suit alleges that the dogs caused “irreparable damages” and it that will cost $11,026.92 to replace what they destroyed and another $1,000 to repaint or stain the door frames.

“Under the terms of the lease, defendant was fully responsible and liable for any and all injury done to the apartment unit or building and in the event the defendant did not leave the apartment in the same condition in which it was received, plaintiff is entitled to recover all of its damages plus fifteen percent (15 percent) overhead to put the lease premises back to its original condition, minus reasonable wear and tear,” the complaint says.

As this picture will show you, Oshie is not the first NHL player to have his dogs (allegedly) destroy his house while he’s gone. At least the last case we showed you happened during a three-overtime game. I wonder what Oshie’s dogs will have to say for themselves.

H/T Pro Hockey Talk