Rangers Blank Caps Behind Lundquist
The New York Rangers continued their recent dominance of the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night by shutting them out 2-0 and snapping their three-game losing streak.
Behind Henrik Lundquist's 46th NHL shutout, the Rangers were able to shutdown the Caps' potent offense, namely Alexander Ovechkin.
The Blueshirts scored twice in less than two minutes in the second period, the first a hard wrister by John Moore from the point that rang off of the crossbar before settling in behind Washington's Braden Holtby. The second goal was by Captain Ryan Callahan who, streaking across the crease, slapped the puck from mid air and into the Caps' net.
The Rangers were able to hold off Washington's very potent power play, leaving them 0-4 on the evening. Lundquist had 22 saves for the shutout.
The Rangers (2-4-0) still have three road games before their home opener on October 28th. They are next in action against the rival New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.