Capitals vs. Rangers Game 2 update: Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby keep it scoreless

Greg Fiume

Another scoreless period passes because Lundqvist and Holtby stubbornly hate offense.

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers played another scoreless period, remaining tied 0-0 at the second intermission of Game 2 in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

The goalies, Braden Holtby for the Capitals and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers are completely to blame.

Well, alright, maybe the shooters deserve some of the blame.

Here is Marcus Johansson taking too long to shoot, probably because Lundqvist intimidates everyone:

Rangersave_medium

And here is another chance, for Nicklas Backstrom, that somehow went through Lundqvist's legs but missed the net entirely:

Closecall_medium

That one came after a great tic-tac-toe play with Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals are moving the puck well and generating chances, outshooting the Rangers 25-19. But Lundqvist has more than matched their efforts and Holtby's saves at the other end.

As it was in the first period, the game continued to be a physical affair. These two teams have a testy recent playoff history, and this series is shaping up to be no different.

With the Capitals leading 1-0 in the series and Game 2 still tied, the third period should be a great one.

More in the NHL:

Complete Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage

Bet on these hot playoff teams

Our playoff predictions

The best of our hockey network

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.