Rangers Lead Caps 2-0 in Best of Seven

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A surprising switch to a rookie goalie did not prevent Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals from losing 1-0 and falling into a two-game hole against the New York Rangers.

Then again, if New York and Henrik Lundqvist keep silencing Ovechkin, it might not matter who's in the net for Washington.

Ryan Callahan spoiled Simeon Varlamov's NHL postseason debut by scoring on New York's second shot. Lundqvist made 35 saves, leading
the seventh-seeded Rangers to the victory over the second-seeded Capitals and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

It was Lundqvist's third career playoff shutout.

Game 3 is Monday in New York. Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau will have to decide whether to stick with Varlamov or go back to Jose
Theodore.


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