Through two periods of play, this Caps-Devils game is like trying to stay awake in a pitch black room after pulling three consecutive all nighters. But there have been some funny moments. Matt Niskanen gave birth to a hockey puck in first period. And in the second period, one of the strangest scrums of the season happened.
The play starts when Nate Schmidt blasts a shot from the point. Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood can’t corral the rebound so the Caps’ third line consisting of Tom Wilson, Jay Beagle, and Jason Chimera start digging for the rebound. Wedgewood would eventually collect the puck for a whistle, but boys will be boys and there was some pushing and shoving.
It was all pedestrian stuff until Jason Chimera skates into the frame. Like he’s playing a game of Duck, Duck, Goose and someone has yelled Goose!, Chimera skates a circle around the pile.
Chimera was just making sure that Bobby Farnham, a tough dude, wasn’t going to take liberties with Beagle. But boy, that was strange.
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