Lundqvist, Rangers Blank Caps

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

WASHINGTON - APRIL 15:  Scott Gamez #19 and Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrate after a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington,  DC.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON: You must defend home ice to advance in the post-season, but the Washington Capitals were unable to bounce back from from Wednesday's 4-3 defeat, falling to New York 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.

This loss puts a sour taste in the Capitals mouth, considering Washington trails in the best-of-seven series 2-0, and the next two games are

in New York at Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist has been stellar in this series, saving 67 of 70 shots Washington has taken against him. Simeon Varlamov got the nod over Jose Theodore in game two, but lack of offense stood out instead of a great game in goal for the 20-year-old.

The Rangers host Washington in game three on Monday at the Garden. The puck drops at 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet.