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Bantering Points: 4/18/17

News and notes for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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After an intense, high energy practice yesterday for the Rangers, tonight is crunch time as they find themselves in a must-win Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. Beyond that, let's all take a moment to have a a good belly laugh at the expense of the Blackhawks and Capitals, the two regular season Conference champions, who are a combined 1-5 against the two #8 seeds. Anyway, here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Kyle Cantlon passes along video of a couple of fans not taking the Boston Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators well, as they attempted to steal one of the Senators' equipment as they were celebrating (Puck Daddy)
  • Frank Seravalli predicts that the low-scoring playoffs we've seen thus far will become the new norm in the future (TSN)
  • Chris Jonhston noticed that with playoff hockey back in Toronto, the roof could have blown off the Air Canada Centre once the Maple Leafs earned a 2-1 series lead (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton breaks down why seeing the Nashville Predators on track to knock out the Chicago Blackhawks may not have been much of an underdog pick to those in the know (The Hockey News)