T.J. Oshie still feeling the Sochi love

USA's T.J. Oshie reacts after scoring a shootout goal on Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during the Sochi Games.

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T.J. Oshie became a household name during the Sochi Olympics after he put on a show in the Team USA shootout win over Russia.

His four-goal run impressed fans and vaulted him to the top of the popularity list.

Now, two weeks after Team USA failed to medal in Sochi, Oshie’s name is still golden — well, silver.

T.J. Oshie on the ice in his #74 St. Louis Blues jersey. 

Oshie’s St. Louis Blues sweater has been the second-best selling jersey in the NHL, behind only Canadian superstar and gold medalist Sidney Crosby.

The second-place status applies to the time pereiod from the start of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament on February 12 through March 2.

But he wasn’t unpopular before. Oshie ranks 18th overall in jersey sales since the start of the season.