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Evgeni Malkin leaves the ice after his game misconduct Wednesday. - AP

WASHINGTON -- Jack Johnson and T.J. Oshie go way back.

They faced each other twice in the NCAA Tournament, Johnson with Michigan and Oshie with North Dakota.

Johnson was also there on the bench that day in Russia back in 2014 when the Capitals forward became known as T.J. Sochi, an American hero for his exploits in the shootout at those Olympics.

The Penguins defenseman knows exactly the kind of person and player that Oshie is.

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