Rangers Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: New York Still Down 2-1 Through 2 Periods

After the second period, there is no change in the score of Game 2 between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. The scoring opportunities have been plentiful on both ends of the ice, but the goaltenders have been stalwart in net. That's not to say there haven't been some close calls. The Caps' probably had the best chance to score in the entire period when Henrik Lundqvist lost track of long slapshot that slipped behind him.

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The Rangers had a brilliant scoring opportunity of their own when Mike Rupp found himself one-on-one with Braden Holtby early in the period. Rupp's shot just hit Holtby's left arm as the goaltender slid right to left to stone New York's best chance of the period.

Shots were down in the period--the Rangers took eight while the Caps took six--but the pace remains frenetic. If the first two periods are any indication, we should be headed for an exciting finish at Madison Square Garden.

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