Chimera and Laich Continue to Figure in Offense

Standard Spin: Jason Chimera scored two more goals and Brooks Laich had 2 points in the Capitals loss to NJ on Friday.  Chimera now leads the Caps in goals, while Laich sits just 3 points back of Ovechkin in the team's scoring race.  Sure Backstrom is playing at about a point a game, but Ovechkin (24 points in 33 games) and Semin (15 points in 30 games) are playing like their careers are winding down.  Strange days in Washington for sure, with many a fantasy season ruined because of it.  Of note: Kovalchuk scored his 11th and picked up his 16th assist in the win. (Dec.24)