New York R  VERSUS   Washington

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two
April 15, 2011 – New York Rangers 0, Washington Capitals 2

Official Game Summary:

Official Event Summary:

*       The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 2-0, tonight at Verizon Center, in Game Two of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup.  The Capitals lead the series 2-0.

*       New York has begun a best-of-seven series with an overtime loss in Game One and a regulation loss in Game Two only once before, in the first round of the 1996 playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens.  The Rangers won that series, 4-2.

*       The Blueshirts were credited with 38 hits in the contest, including 18 hits in the first period.  Ruslan Fedotenko led the team and tied for the game-high with six hits.  During the regular season, the Rangers led the league with 2,333 hits and Fedotenko ranked fifth on the team with 150 hits.

*       Dan Girardi was credited with four hits and a game-high, four blocked shots, and led all skaters with 23:41 of ice time.

*       Brandon Prust registered four hits, all in the first period, and now leads the team and is tied for fourth in the NHL with nine hits in the playoffs.

*       Henrik Lundqvist made 16 saves in net, and is now 0-2 with a 1.76 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in two playoff games.  He has now appeared in 28 consecutive games, and has started in each of the Rangers last 31 playoff contests.

*       Marian Gaborik tied for the team with four shots on goal, registered four hits and led all forwards with 23:18 of ice time.

*       The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Apr. 16, is 1:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.

*       The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Apr. 17, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), in Game Three of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up.  The game will be televised live on NBC, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio and

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