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Capitals Insider Archive: Jason Chimera

Capitals' speedy third line looks promising

Marco Sturm steps on it during the Capitals' game against the Blues. (Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post) After one full game together, the Capitals' newly-assembled third line has already shown plenty of potential. Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson and Marco Sturm make up the so-called "Wheels Line," and all three have tremendous...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Jason Chimera, Marco Sturm, Marcus Johansson  
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Statistical analysis: Is Jason Chimera the solution for the top line?

It took almost 150 line combinations at even strength for Jason Chimera to share time on the top line with the dynamic duo of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, and so far the results have been good. They have been on the ice for six even-strength goals in the last...

By Neil Greenberg  | February 7, 2011; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Jason Chimera, Statistical analysis  
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Ask the Caps: Jason Chimera answers your questions

Readers sent in questions for gritty Capitals forward Jason Chimera, who is one of the league's fastest skaters. Find out which of his Capitals teammates Chimera thinks has the best chance of keeping up with him on the ice -- and how he plans to deal with the others. Check...

By Washington Post sports editors  | January 31, 2011; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jason Chimera  
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Bruce Boudreau: Chimera 'looking pretty good' on line with Ovechkin, Backstrom

It's pretty well understood that line combinations are only worth so much considering how long the Capitals groups have stayed together lately. But Thursday night against the Islanders, Coach Bruce Boudreau admitted that he thought Jason Chimera "is looking pretty good on that line." The line he was referring too...

By Katie Carrera  | January 21, 2011; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Caps score early, shut Islanders down to win, 2-1

This wasn't a win claimed by daring an opponent to an offensive track meet and out-running them, but a game in which the Capitals were able to do the things they've been aiming to accomplish in recent weeks: get off to a good start, capitalize on offensive chances when presented...

By Katie Carrera  | January 21, 2011; 12:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, New York Islanders, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Speedy Jason Chimera will skate on Capitals' top line vs. Isles

The Capitals' forward lines against the Islanders should look like what they did Wednesday at practice, with Jason Chimera on the top combination with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. That exact alignment came about mid-way through Washington's 3-2 overtime loss to Philadelphia and the reasoning behind it is pretty simple...

By Katie Carrera  | January 20, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Got questions for Caps players? Ask them here, Lindsay Applebaum , January 11, 2011
Both Caps and Bruins look to break out of slumps, Katie Carrera , December 18, 2010
Secondary scorers step up in loss to Flyers, Greg Schimmel , November 21, 2010
Caps' third line finding a rhythm, Katie Carrera , November 8, 2010
Predators 3, Capitals 0, Katie Carrera , October 3, 2010
Early chemistry for 'Team C', Katie Carrera , September 19, 2010
 
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