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Rangers Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 7: Rangers Hold 1-0 Lead Through Second Period

The New York Rangers are 20 minutes from moving on in the 2012 NHL Playoffs. The goal scored in the second minute of the Rangers' game against the Washington Capitals has held them through two periods and they lead, 1-0, with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blanking the Capitals on 19 shots. The Rangers have taken 20 shots at the other end, but still only have the one goal to show for it.

The Capitals have mounted some serious offensive pressure in the second period, with a two minute stretch about halfway through the second period that would have you counting the men on the ice to be sure it wasn't a powerplay. Washington Defenseman Mike Green has been particularly good on offense, sending Rangers sprawling to the ice repeatedly on fake shots. For the Rangers offense, Marian Gaborik leads the team with four shots. But the story for the Rangers isn't on offense, it's Henrik Lundqvist.



They may need 20 more minutes of that from their stellar goaltender, as aside from the goal in the second minute, the Rangers offense hasn't been able to produce much.