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Rangers back home, look to cut into Caps' 2-0 lead

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Just one week ago, the New York Rangers anxiously waited through a long Saturday to find out if they would get into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Now that they have made it, the Rangers are anxiously waiting for their offense to show up and keep them in the postseason a little longer.

Through two games of the first-round Eastern Conference series with the Washington Capitals, New York has only one goal in a pair of losses. Of the 47 shots the Rangers have managed to get through the clogging Washington defense, 46 have been stopped by, so far, unflappable goalie Michal Neuvirth.

Washington also has blocked 53 shots that haven't even reached Neuvirth. If things don't change quickly Sunday when the best-of-seven series shifts to Madison Square Garden for Game 3, the Rangers' return to the playoffs after a one-year absence could be a short one.

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