Henrik Lundqvist Has Arrived

chris saccoContributor IApril 18, 2009

WASHINGTON - APRIL 18: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks up after missing a third period shot against the New York Rangers during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 1-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In game two of the first round, the New York Rangers shut out the Washington Capitals, 1-0.

It appears that Henrik Ludqvist is back on track after being a little shaky in the first game and giving up three goals.

Putting up a stellar performance, Lundqvist was the best player on the ice for the Rangers, who seem to still be struggling to generate consistent offense. Only getting 24 shots on Simeon Varlamov, the Rangers only needed the one goal to come out on top.

Dominating in game one and getting off 13 shots, Alexander "the eyebrow" Ovechkin, was held to just six shots in game two. Looking to the sky after hitting the cross bar on a prime scoring chance—Alex is obviously frustrated.

His dominant play during the regular season doesn't seem to be doing him any good in the playoffs, so far.

Maybe some more stupid antics like pretending his stick is on fire or coming out in a ridiculous hat with sunglasses will help him get on track, but for now Alex, keeping looking to sky and praying to eyebrow gods to come and help.