Well, alright, maybe the shooters deserve some of the blame.
Here is Marcus Johansson taking too long to shoot, probably because Lundqvist intimidates everyone:
And here is another chance, for Nicklas Backstrom, that somehow went through Lundqvist's legs but missed the net entirely:
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.