WardGoal

Yeah.

Yeah.

Photo credit: Jason Franson

Back in ye olde days of 1997, the Edmonton Oilers drafted a hometown boy named Jason Chimera with their fifth-round pick. The Medicine Hat Tiger (taken ahead of ya boy Matt Cooke in case you were wondering) was known then, as he is now, for his speed. Tonight, Chimmer visited his old ‘hood and went about creating a great narrative with his second period goal. Or so we thought.

With five minutes left in the middle frame, John Carlson lobbed the puck to the front of the net, deflecting off someone in front. Chimera, playing for a myriad of friends and family, acted like he got the tally and the Rexall Place scorekeepers followed suit. The Chim Dog, though, gave Craig Laughlin the real story. (Chimmer was money in his two appearances on CSN by the way. After the game, he used a naughty word — or said something about a duck — when talking about the Caps cycle game. Don’t you know little kids are watching post game shows at 12:30 in the morning, Jason?)

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GIF by Ian Oland

“I think Wardo got it,” he told Locker with a laugh during the second intermission, referring to his linemate Joel Ward. “I’m not taking credit for a goal I didn’t get. I think he got it. He said he touched it anyways!”

Seconds later, the game sheet was updated, giving Ward three goals in five games.

But wait! The narrative would not be allowed to die. Just as we were getting ready to nod off to Colbert as soon as the game finished, the third line struck again. Skating in the offensive zone, Mikhail Grabovski made a slick pass to Chimera. Using his speed and skating hard towards to net, Chimmer fired a zinger off the post and in. Four-nil Caps and a homecoming marker for Jason.

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  • JenniferH

    I love the title so much. A+ title. (But I think that Wardo getting a goal is worth his selfishness, LOL!) Damn, I love this site so much.

  • WisconsinCapsFan

    The Edmonton announcer referred to Chimera as the ‘Ice Cheetah’. Is that a thing that i’m not aware of? If it isn’t, can it be instantly ?

  • MuzzMuzzington

    Good lord…. Thank god Chimmer shaves his head.

  • Red

    Great headline. Grabby moved to 3rd line. 3rd line instantly on fire. Whoa.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    He looks Dutch in that bio photo.

  • Priscilla Villanueva

    I like grabby more than grabo.

  • Josh Carey

    I missed the CSN postgame with Chimmer. What did he say?

  • OlietheGoalie

    Eakins looks like he has no idea what he is doing. That, or he should be waiting for the bus to community college.

  • remrats

    Was he just called the Ice Cheetah? Hah.

  • Rhino40

    Yes, it is a Thing that started–IIRC–during JC25’s 20-goal year a couple fo seasons ago. In fact I recall lobbying for a new t-shirt back then…

  • Barrett

    Yes, yes indeed he was and I like it!

  • Ryan Glynn

    They called chimmer “The Ice Cheetah”

  • FanboisSuck

    Colbert? ugh, no way.

  • breaklance

    3 for wardo and 2 for chimera. players still looking for their first goal: green, oleksy, carlson, erat, and notable johansson with his 10 points all assist. The defense is a combined 1-12-13 with the lone goal from the guy sent down to Hershey, Carrick