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Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner lunges in front of goalie Michal Neuvirth to block a shot by the New York Rangers' Marian Gaborik during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Alzner blocked eight shots in Washington's 2-1 win. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner lunges in front of goalie Michal Neuvirth to block a shot by the New York Rangers' Marian Gaborik during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Alzner blocked eight shots in Washington's 2-1 win. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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