The Washington Capitals entered Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers with a full head of steam after Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin helped them overcome a late 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 1. For its second home game in the series, Washington once again turned to their rookie goaltender Michal Neuvirth and the talented Czech did not disappoint.
In only his second career postseason start, Neuvirth made 22 saves to stifle the Rangers and lead the Caps to a 2-0 shutout win at the Verizon Center. A pair of Jasons -- Chimera and Arnott -- gave Washington all the offense it needed with goals less than two minutes apart at the start of the second period. The win also staked the Caps to a 2-0 series lead as they headed to New York for Games 3 and 4.