CHIMERA SCORES PP GOAL, ASSISTS ON ANOTHER AS CAPS FINISH HOMESTAND 4-1
The Washington Capitals opened a 4-0 lead early in the third period and withstood a mini-resistance from that point forward to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in a post-Thanksgiving special at Verizon Center.
Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Jason Chimera (!) scored power play goals, Marcus Johansson added one at even strength, and Braden Holtby made 32 saves to send the Caps to their fourth win on the now-concluded five-game homestand and up their season record to 16-5-1 to draw to within a point of the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Rangers.
The Caps have won four in a row and seven of their past 10 games overall. [Read more…]