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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Jason Chimera scores first goal in 25 games for deciding tally over Columbus

(Toni L. Sandys - WASHINGTON POST)
Two days after he was a healthy scratch against Carolina, Jason Chimera served as the hero for the Capitals on Thursday night as he scored the game-winner to seal a 4-3 overtime win against his old team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The goal was Chimera’s first since Feb. 4 against Tampa Bay and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the winger. With just four games remaining before the playoffs and a locker room full of healthy fowards, the Capitals know there will be players that don’t suit up every night and each person is trying to ensure it won’t be them.

“It’s huge. It seems like I havent scored since the beginning of the season -- it’s just one of those things you have some chances and they didn’t go in for whatever reason,” Chimera said. “It’s nice to get that one, when you’re producing it’s hard to take you out of the lineup, that’s for sure.”

You can check out Chimera’s game-winner below the links.

--Catch up on the news that Dennis Wideman is out indefinitely with a leg hematoma following the hit by Carolina’s Tuomo Ruutu.

--Can the Capitals change their post-season fortunes? [ESPN]

--Braden Holtby understands his role in Washington’s organizational depth chart. [The Patriot News]

--Justin Bourne on learning to disrespect one’s opponent. [Puck Daddy]

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