Chimera fined for butt-ending Gostisbehere

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Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $5,000 for butt-ending Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere last night in Philly.

That’s the maximum amount allowable under the CBA. Chimera wasn’t penalized on the play, and Gostisbehere wasn’t seriously hurt.

It was not the only controversial play of the spirited contest.

“As the game ramped up there was some cheap stuff going on,” Caps coach Barry Trotz told reporters afterward.

In a related story, the Flyers and Caps have a 68.2 percent chance of facing each other in the first round of the playoffs, according to Sports Club Stats.