WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Henrik Lunqvist recorded his second straight shutout Monday and the New York Rangers pounded Washington 5-0 to win their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Lundqvist, who pulled the Rangers back from the brink of elimination with a 1-0 victory Sunday, came back with another stellar performance Monday, turning aside all 35 Capitals shots he faced.
The Swedish goalie's performance helped boost sixth-seeded New York into Round 2, where they will face the Boston Bruins, winners of their own Game 7 Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Rangers beat Washington in a seven-game series for a second straight year.
Braden Holtby turned aside 22 shots for the third-seeded Capitals.