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Caps clamp down on shot attempts

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--The 14 shots allowed by the Capitals were by far their lowest of the playoffs. They allowed an average of 35 shots in their seven-game series against the Boston Bruins. The Caps managed just 18 shots, which was their second-lowest total of the playoffs behind the 17 shots they managed in the series opener against the Bruins. The Caps are 0-3 in the playoffs when outshooting their opponents.

--The Capitals got off to a rough start on their power play, going 0-for-4, including a 33-second stretch with a two-man advantage. They are now 3-for-23 in the playoffs. "We just need to move the puck quicker," said Caps defenseman Mike Green.

--The Capitals' penalty kill, led by Jay Beagle, Troy Brouwer, Matt Hendricks and Brooks Laich, continued its excellence, shutting down the Rangers on all four of their power plays. The Caps have allowed just two goals on 27 shorthanded situations.

"It was loud. When they get going, there's no better place to play in the playoffs than MSG." -- Jason Chimera on the Madison Square Garden crowd.

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