It was a well-executed 60 minutes of hockey for the Rangers on Wednesday, and a satisfying 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. After the game BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with Henrik Lundqvist---who earned his 46th career shutout, defenseman Ryan McDonagh---who helped shut down Alex Ovehckin and company while finishing a plus-two over 25:18 worth of ice-time, and defenseman John Moore--who scored his first goal of the season, to discuss the win, how the team built momentum, and the big first period penalty kill.
“ It just felt really good the way we played from the get-go. We really set the tone in the first period. It was great to see. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ It was more of the identity we are familiar with, and we have to bring that same mental approach moving forward each game. It was a lot of simple plays, not so pretty, but we wore them down and you could see they got frustrated. ”
- Ryan McDonagh
“ That's huge where there's an extended 5-on-3 (penalty kill) and you're able to kill that off it's huge for the bench to rally around. Then we took that momentum into the second period and when everyone's firing and doing what they're supposed to do best, it;s a great feeling. ”
- John Moore