ARLINGTON, Va. -- As he warmed up ahead of the Washington Capitals' matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday, right wing Joel Ward turned to linemate Jason Chimera and told him he was feeling pretty good.
"You know, I feel pretty good today too," Chimera responded.
The pair combined for four goals and three assists, including Ward's first career hat trick, in Washington's 7-0 victory.
Along with center Mikhail Grabovski, who had three assists of his own Friday, the Capitals' third line has been their most productive trio over the last two weeks. Since joining forces Oct. 19 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chimera, Grabovski and Ward have combined for 10 goals and 22 points at even-strength.
"We've just been rolling," Ward said. "Chim has been flying and has been getting some big goals for us. Grabo makes good plays, got a great shot and he's got a good stick."