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Capitals-Rangers Game 2: Henrik Lundqvist Shuts Out Washington 1-0

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

CAPITALS PUT 35 SHOTS ON GOAL, HAVE ANOTHER 29 SHOTS BLOCKED OR MISSED Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau went to his bench Saturday, calling upon rookie backup goalie Simeon Varlamov to start Game Two in place of Jose Theodore, who admittedly played poorly in Game One.

The change mattered not, as the Caps offense took a holiday, playing sloppy and loose in the neutral zone, and fell to the New York Rangers 1-0, who now hold a two games to none lead in their best-of-seven first round series.

Washington once again out-shot the Rangers, 35-24, but most of the shots Henrik Lundqvist faced were from the perimeter, unscreened, or right into his chest.

In addition to the 35 shots on goal, the Caps had a...

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