Chimera Scores on His Birthday

Posted May 2, 2013

Chimera skates like he’s ten years younger. Photo by Caps Outsider

"Karl strained his back trying to pick me up," Chimera joked.

“Karl strained his back trying to pick me up,” Chimera joked.

Jason Chimera didn’t have the season he would’ve preferred. After scoring 20 in a full season last year, he only managed three in 47 this season. But that didn’t matter on Thursday, when he scored to give the Caps a 3-1 lead in the second period. “It’s one of those ones that you kinda fire at the net, sometimes it goes in,” Chimera said after the game. It was his eighth career playoff goal and sixth against the Rangers.

Chimera, who turned 34 today, didn’t get too excited after the victory. “You got a long way to go and you try to keep it even keel. Can’t get too high and you can’t get too low. We’ve got another game on Saturday and they’re going to come out harder.”

But… how could any birthday be better than one in which he scores a playoff goal? “I’m getting older so it doesn’t rank too high, but it’s a fun way to spend your birthday and there’s no better place than Verizon Center.”