20 April, 2014

Category Archives: Jason Chimera

What Joel Ward Says Changed About His Game

Joel Ward, who finished Sunday’s game with a goal and an assist and leads the Capitals in goals this season, talked about what’s changed, if anything, from his game last year: “Once your linemates kind of have a good trust in you, I think things tend to flow a little bit easier. I played with […]

Taking a Punch or Two for the Team

The New York Rangers looked like they came ready to hit Wednesday night—not necessarily ready to win. For the Capitals, who got an early lead on an Alex Ovechkin power play goal, that meant they needed to be cautious about not getting drawn into any extracurricular activities–especially since they made plenty of trips to the […]

A Priceless Goal

Early in the third period Sunday, Capitals forward Jason Chimera made a move up the left wing into the Carolina Hurricanes’ zone. Usually, his speed means he’s there by himself, but today, thanks to what seemed a more deliberate pace, there was company—Joel Ward on the opposite boards, and in the center rookie defenseman Dmitry […]

Are Slightly Shorter Shifts Helping the Caps’ Third Line?

For the first quarter of the Capitals’ 2011-2012 season, there was much deserved attention around what started out as the third line of Jason Chimera, Brooks Laich, and Joel Ward.  Chimera is leading the team in goals, and, when giving interviews after his two-goal game Wednesday, he credited much of that success to semi-regular linemates […]

Caps Players (Try To) Remember Their First Opening Night on an NHL Roster

Oct. 5, 2006. Oct. 8, 2010. Those were the dates Mike Green and John Carlson made their NHL opening night debuts on an NHL roster (both with the Capitals). Green played over  17 minutes in his game. Carlson played over 18 minutes in his. But neither really remember much about it. “Honestly, I can’t even […]

Jason Takes Manhattan

Due to licensing issues, the Capitals can’t release the video that was shown before Game 5′s Opening Video. But Caps Fan “LuvdCaps” has everyone’s back. Though not the same quality had the Caps Game Entertainment staff been able to release it, it’s not bad. Enjoy. And thanks, LuvdCaps.

A Special Night’s Imagery in Old Media

A tale of two much different looking front pages for big dailies on Thursday, with the Washington Post offering a rare but much welcomed exhibit of Capitals’ playoff triumph above the fold, in glorious color, while the New York Daily News wallowed in its city’s hockey heartache and agony. The Post’s Metro section on Thursday […]

Comeback Caps: Caps 4 / Rags 3 – 2OT

A Bad Matchup Indeed — for New York

This Rangers club was supposed to be a bad matchup for these Capitals. Big up front, racsally around the net, opportunistic offensively, a good defensive club backstopped by a premiere netminder. Turns out, the Capitals are a very bad matchup for New York. Through two games in this opening round series it’s the Capitals playing […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

After John Erskine and Jared Boll dropped the gloves Thursday, a quality fight’s memory got lost in the aftermath of Erskine leaving the game in the next period as an injury “precautionary” measure, according to Bruce Boudreau, which forced the Capitals to rotate 5 defensemen for the remainder of the game. But it was a […]