The Capitals defeated the Rangers today by a score of 1-0 in overtime to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For a box score, click here.
Gonna point out a few things before getting to the OT goal....
The start to the game was much, much better. The Rangers were able to sustain pressure in the offensive zone and nearly scored when Stralman rang one off the crossbar.
For whatever reason, perhaps the early start had something to do with it, the Rangers could never sustain pressure in the Caps' offensive zone. Only 24 shots on goal in 68 minutes. Washington dominated play for large swath's of today's game.
Derrick Brassard was money in the circle. Brad Richards.... not so much, 4-14 including 1-5 in the defensive zone.
The Rangers gave up quite a few more odd-man rushes than normal. Luckily for the Rangers, Lundqvist was more than on his game today.
There truly are no adjectives worthy enough to describe Henrik's play in net, got...