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Bantering Points: 4/3/17

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News and notes for Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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For the first time in a month and a half, the Rangers won a home game last night, knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers by a margin of 4-3. While both teams combined to make the last few minutes interesting, New York was able to hold the Flyers off long enough to earn two crucial points. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Jen Neale reports that after collapsing on the ice during Saturday night's game, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital (Puck Daddy)
  • Luke Fox examines the pros and cons of all 26 versions of the NHL's playoff format over the years (Sportsnet)
  • Cam Tucker breaks the news that after a 2-1 defeat to the Arizona Coyotes, the Los Angeles Kings have officially been eliminated from playoff contention (NBC Sports)
  • Sean O'Leary saw that the longest game in OHL history happened yesterday, as Cal Babych (son of Dave Babych) scored in the fifth overtime to propel the Everett Silvetrips past the Victoria Royals in their playoff series (The Score)