The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997.
The Rangers were able to set the tone early, and throughout the game, the Rangers shut the Capitals down through multiple flurries of attack especially during the second period.
Henrik Lundqvist was an absolute monster and made dozens of highlight-reel saves throughout the night, and he was the best player for both teams on the ice.
The Rangers' forecheck was effective all night long as it limited the Capitals' ability to set up offense in their own zone, and that was a big key to victory.
The Rangers' defense also was very stable tonight when body checking and clearing the puck out of jams along the boards. It was a very physical and dirty game along the boards, and it was something that helped the Rangers set the pace early.
Brad Richards; First Period: 1-0 NYR
Michael Del Zotto; Third Period: 2-0 NYR
Roman Hamrlik; Third Period: 2-1 NYR
What Went Right for New York
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New York Rangers Advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Defeat Caps 2-1May 12th, 2012 by Tom Urtz Jr Leave a reply »