Jason Chimera had an eventful first period in Columbus. While playing on the early penalty kill, he took a slap shot to the hand.
So this Evgeny Kuznetsov guys is pretty good. Just ask Jason Chimera who received a gift from the young center in the first period.
Now that the calendar has turned, NHL teams may begin contract negotiations with players currently playing under one-year contracts.
News, notes and quotes as the Capitals begin a stretch of three games in four nights, starting with back-to-back games against the Buffalo Sabres.