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"If the Caps finally break through and make the Cup run many expect, their stars will have to be...

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"If the Caps finally break through and make the Cup run many expect, their stars will have to be stars, but their grunts will have to step up, too; enter [Jason] Chimera. At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, he’s exactly the type of guy who can step in when one of the Capitals’ finesse guys finds the going a little too tough in the playoffs. Assuming that happens, Chimera, 30, will be primed to score at a much better pace than the 0.43 clip he did during the regular season."

- The Hockey News' John Grigg, on his number one dark horse playoff performer