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Topic - Jason Chimera
Mike Green says the Caps need to find a better way to respond to falling behind in games. 'Then why didn't he do it?' wonders Adam Oates.
Center Brooks Laich stayed off the ice for the eighth straight day, raising concerns about his long-term health.
Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated the second Monday of October, but that won't stop many of the Capitals from enjoying two American traditions -- turkey and football – Thursday.
For the first time in his career, Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to reach 20 goals in a season. He's done it in 22 games.
The Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this morning without center Brooks Laich, who, according to a team spokesperson, is "being cautious" with a lower body injury.
Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski said he still considers Toronto his second home. He has something to prove to his old coach.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby prides himself in bouncing back from losses. He'll get that chance tonight in Toronto.
Sidney Crosby has grown accustomed to getting jeered in opposing arenas. He's sure to get an earful tonight.
After simmering for a few years, the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby could be at a full boil Wednesday night.
Mike Green skated without pain on Tuesday, but Capitals coach Adam Oates said his game conditioning is lacking.
Nicklas Backstrom remained perfect in shootouts as the Caps remained within one point of the division-leading Penguins.
Ward's goal-scoring isn't as big a surprise if you go back to the three seasons he spent with Nashville before joining the Caps. He had at least 10 in all three seasons, with a high of 17 in 2008-09. He's on pace for about 36 this season if he can manage to continue at his current rate.
Joel Ward scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick in the fight-filled outburst. Ward's linemate, Jason Chimera, added a goal and three assists, and Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski each had three points.
Daniel Sedin scored the winner in the third after helping to set up linemate Ryan Kesler's tying goal a few minutes earlier and the Canucks rallied to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2.
"We're not really built to go out there and start a line brawl or something like that," Caps left wing Jason Chimera said. "What do you expect? No one's going to fight anyways when you're up 2-0 or 4-0. Score a goal, I don't know."
"They go as he goes," said Caps left wing Jason Chimera. "Everything runs through Karlsson. We have to make his life difficult. Get pucks deep and pound him when you get a chance. If he's tired by the third period that's what we want."