Although he won't be skating tonight when the St. Louis Blues meet the Chicago Blackhawks, the star of T.J. Oshie will still shine as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.
A commercial the Blues star filmed last month for Enterprise Rent-a-Car will air during playoff games. In the ad, Oshie enlists the help of an Enterprise employee — by having him standing him in front of the goal while Oshie peppers shots past him.
(Programming note: O'Fallon (Ill.) High grad Gerrit Yank served as a stand-in for Oshie in some parts.)
Oshie's star has been on the rise since his standout performance in the Winter Olympics. Oshie converted four of six attempts in an overtime shootout to lead Team USA to a stirring 3-2 victory over Russia. Sales of Oshie’s No. 74 jersey are the second-best selling NHL item of apparel, trailing only Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.