Capitals Vs. Rangers, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Washington Grabs 2-0 Lead After Two Periods

The Washington Capitals extended their lead over the New York Rangers in the second period of Game 6 on Wednesday night. Jason Chimera added another goal to Washington's tally, giving his team a 2-0 lead after two periods of play.

Chimera moved fast to deflect the puck into the net after it hit Niklas Backstrom's skate blade just about halfway through the second period. Backstrom and John Carlson were credited with an assist. It was Chimera's third goal of the series and his fifth in the postseason.

Both teams had a pair of power plays, but both failed to convert. New York had nine shots on goal; Washington had eight.

Despite allowing the two goals, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has played a strong game. He needs some help from his teammates to get the win and eliminate Washington.

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