Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - It turns out the New York Rangers left their defensive game in the Eastern time zone. Henrik Lundqvist needed to make only 22 saves in the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Brad Richards set up goals separated by 1:46 in the second period for the Rangers, who won for only the second time through six stops thus far on a season-opening, nine-game road trip. After splitting games in Phoenix and Los Angeles to begin the trek, New York had lost three straight at San Jose, Anaheim and St. Louis by a combined 20-5 margin. Lundqvist picked up right from last May's first-round playoff series with Washington, notching his third consecutive shutout against the Capitals after blanking them in Games 6 and 7. Braden Holtby stopped 34 shots for Washington, which is off to an equally slow start with five losses in seven games.