Jason Chimera blocked a shot with his hand during a first-period penalty kill. Jack Johnson’s blue line slapshot hit Chimera right around the wrist. Chimera retreated to the locker room, but instead of leaving the game he came back to score.
Here’s Chimera’s block.
Note that’s not a particularly well-padded spot. CSN Mid Atlantic’s Craig Laughlin said that there’s “a centimeter of leather.”
Chimera missed the next 8 minutes, but returned to give the Caps the lead. The play began with Marcus Johansson, whose excellent read broke up the Blue Jackets’ breakout.
One sharp pass to Jason Chimera, and the game is 2-1.