Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been officially named the NHL’s Third Star Of The Week for the week that ended on November 3rd. Jason Chimera is very deserving of this award, as he scored a league-high six points (two goals, four assists) last week. This is the first time that Jason Chimera has ever been named one of the NHL’s Three Stars Of The Week. Three of those four assists came on Friday night’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and all three of his assists from that night were on goals scored by Joel Ward, who had his first NHL hat trick.

When asked about the honor, Chimera had this to say:

“It’s a lot to do with your linemates. I’ve got Wardo (Joel Ward), and the way Wardo’s been playing, playing with Grabovski, I owe a lot of it to them. When we’re not scoring goals, I feel like we’re playing pretty good most nights, right from day one. It’s been good so far this year. We’ve just got to keep it going. It’d be nice to stick around all year together because you don’t really see that too much.”

As you can tell by his answer, Chimera always gives credit where credit is due. It’s great to see a good guy like Chimera get recognized.

In other Capitals news…

Interesting lines. That said, I wouldn’t stress out too much about the lines. A few of the guys on the team are battling some minor injuries or are just beat up from the back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. Plus, lines on off-days don’t mean much- it’s the lines on game days that matter.

Also, Dmitry Orlov has been recalled from Hershey. He had a goal and an assist on Sunday for the Bears. Here’s my opinion on Orlov: If the Capitals aren’t going to be playing him on at least a semi-regular basis, he should be playing every game down in Hershey.

Meanwhile, in Capitals Twitter news…

Always cool to see Baltimore (and DC) sports teams supporting each other. Also, if anyone would like to join me, I’ll be attending a free happy hour/Caps discussion panel on Wednesday in DC if anyone would like to join me. Capitals defenseman Steven Oleksy, Washington Post NHL editor Lindsay Applebaum, and Washington Post/ESPN contributor Neil Greenberg will be a part of the panel. Here are the details.

Finally, tomorrow night, there’s a Troy Brouwer Movember mustache bobblehead giveaway at the Capitals game as they face the New York Islanders.

Ending this post on a good note, here’s a picture of Jason Chimera with hair.

Chimera with hair