T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals skated with the Stanley Cup and then shared the moment with his father after Game 5 Thursday night.
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Capitals' T.J. Oshie shares Stanley Cup with dad, who has Alzheimer's

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After the Capitals’ 4-3 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 sealed the first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 44-year history, Oshie found his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and gave him a bearhug, WBAL reported.

Tim Oshie nurtured his son’s love of hockey as a coach in Everett, Washington. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago and his memory is sometimes cloudy, WBAL reported.

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"My dad, he doesn't remember a lot of stuff these days," T.J. Oshie, 31, told WBAL. "He remembers enough. But I tell you what, he's here tonight. I don't know where he's at, but this one will stick with him forever. You can guarantee that."

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Oshie found his father moments later, and the two savored the biggest win of his career.

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