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Holtby has been force in goal in leading Capitals to 2-0 series lead over Rangers

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    Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save in the second period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series against the New York Rangers, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)The Associated Press

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    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, of Sweden, makes a save during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 1-0 in overtime. From left, Lundgvist, Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera, New York Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman, New York Rangers defenseman John Moore, and New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Associated Press

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    New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots as the guarded by Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks the shot in the third period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)The Associated Press

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    New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) shoots and has his shot blocked by Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the second period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)The Associated Press

In the first-round matchup between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals there is a Vezina Trophy-winning goalie who has taken his team to the Eastern Conference finals, and of course there is ... the other guy.

No, Washington's Braden Holtby doesn't have the awards, the accolades or the attention that New York counterpart Henrik Lundqvist has grown accustomed to.

What he and the Capitals do have is a big 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series that resumes with Game 3 at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

Holtby yielded only one goal in the Capitals' victory in Game 1, outdueling Lundqvist on a night the star goalie felt at least one if not two of the three Washington goals should have been stopped.