As has become the norm for the Washington Capitals in this playoff season, Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series with the New York Rangers sees defense and goaltending the stars as the first period ended 0-0.
The two teams mustered only ten total shots, with the Capitals attempting six and the Rangers four shots in the period. Both teams had two power play opportunities, but failed to convert on any of the opportunities.
Karl Alzner and John Carlson led Washington in time on the ice, with Alex Ovechkin failing to take a shot in the period but managing to deliver two hits.
Braden Holtby stopped all four shots he saw in the period, and will once again be the key for Washington between the pipes.
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