Two gaffes by Dmitry Orlov gave the New York Islanders a 2-0 lead in the third period. But it wasn’t until former Capital Jason Chimera scored on Braden Holtby that I wanted to chuck my remote control through the window and take a bat to it.
Chimera’s impossibly-precise backhand goal was stunning. And apparently I wasn’t the only one who was stunned.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 2, 2016
“I didn’t know I could do that,” Jason Chimera said matter-of-factly to Alex Prewitt after the game.
After taking a pass from Andrew Ladd, the Ice Cheetah turned on his burners and skated by Nate Schmidt. Chimera then used his perfect touch and soft hands to backhand a puck right underneath the crossbar.
Yeah. I can’t believe I just wrote that either.
— NHL (@NHL) December 2, 2016
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