Cross Checks: Jason Chimera

From the official NHL release:

POMINVILLE, FLEURY AND CHIMERA NAMED NHL THREE STARS OF THE WEEK

NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2013) – Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 3.

FIRST STAR – JASON POMINVILLE, RW, MINNESOTA WILD

Pominville tied for the League lead in goals (4) and points (6), scoring in all three games to help the Wild (8-4-3, 19 points) earn four out of a possible six points. Pominville recorded Minnesota’s lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 28. He then posted a season-high three points (2-1—3), including the game-winning goal, in a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Nov. 1. Pominville closed the week by registering 1-1—2, his third multi-point game of the season, in a 4-0 triumph over the New Jersey Devils Nov. 3. The 30-year-old native of Repentigny, Que., has scored in four consecutive games (6-2—8), his longest goal-scoring streak since Nov. 12-19, 2008 (4-2—6 in four games). He is tied for third in the NHL with 10 goals this season and also leads the Wild with 12 points, three game-winning goals and a +6 rating in 15 games.

SECOND STAR – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY, G, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Fleury posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and .940 save percentage as the Penguins (11-4-0, 22 points) won all four of their games to remain in first place in the Metropolitan Division. Fleury made 20 saves in a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Oct. 28 and 21 stops in a 3-2 triumph over the Boston Bruins Oct. 30. He capped the week by recording a season-high 37 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Nov. 1, becoming the first netminder in the NHL to reach 10 wins. The 28-year-old native of Sorel, Que., is 10-2-0 in 12 appearances this season, ranking in the top 10 in the League in wins, goals-against average (1.83) and save percentage (.929).

THIRD STAR – JASON CHIMERA, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Chimera tied for the League lead with six points (2-4—6) in three games, helping the Capitals (7-7-0, 14 points) pick up four out of a possible six points. He opened the week with 1-1—2, his second multi-point game of the season, in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks Oct. 28. Chimera then posted a career-high four points (1-3—4) in a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 1, stretching his goal-scoring streak to a career-long four games (4-5—9). His three assists also matched a career high, first accomplished March 25, 2007, as a member of the Blue Jackets. The 34-year-old native of Edmonton, Alta., has played in 14 games this season, ranking fourth on the Capitals with 11 points (5-6—11).

Delay of jam: Overnight game facts

May, 1, 2012
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• Jason Chimera scored a goal in the Capitals’ 3–2 win over the Rangers in Game 2 of their series on Monday. Chimera has scored four goals in seven career playoff games against the Rangers and only two goals in 24 playoff games against all other opponents.

Alex Ovechkin ended the worst playoff scoring drought of his NHL career with a third-period game-winning goal for the Capitals. Ovechkin did not record a point in the Capitals’ Game 7 victory at Boston in the first round or in Game 1 of the current series versus the Rangers. It was the first time that Ovechkin has been held without a point in consecutive playoff games in his NHL career. (Ovechkin has now played in 46 NHL playoff games.)

• Jonathan Quick has won his last seven road playoff games and he hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any of those games. Only three other goaltenders in NHL history won seven straight road playoff games while allowing no more than two goals in any of them: Ken Dryden (eight-game streak from 1977 to 1978), Turk Broda (eight-game streak, 1948-1950) and Martin Brodeur (seven-game streak in 1995).

Dustin Brown recorded the second three-assist game of his NHL career to lead the Kings to a 5–2 win at St. Louis and a 2–0 lead in their second-round series. Brown’s other three-assist game was in a regular-season L.A. victory at Toronto on Jan. 26, 2010. Brown has four shorthanded points this postseason (two goals, two assists); over the last 15 years the only player with that many in one postseason was Henrik Zetterberg, who had five shorthanded points in 2007.

Hit of the Night: Anton Volchenkov on Jason Chimera

March, 19, 2011
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The Devils' Anton Volchenkov hit the Capitals' Jason Chimera at center ice, but Washington shut out New Jersey 3-0 on Friday night:

Hit of the Night: Doug Murray takes down Jason Chimera

February, 9, 2011
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San Jose's Doug Murray knocks down Washington's Jason Chimera in the Sharks' 2-0 win over the Caps on Tuesday night.

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