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Bantering Points: 5/3/21

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Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker explains what would need to happen in order for the Blueshirts to sneak into the playoffs in the wake of their pitiful efforts against the Islanders (NY Post)
  • Walker also discusses that being able to beat up on bottom feeders won’t do the Rangers any good when the time to square off against playoff contenders comes (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that with four games against playoff-bound teams remaining, David Quinn’s squad can use those contests as measuring sticks to see where they stack up (Newsday)
  • Frank Curto previews tonight’s matchup with the Washington Capitals (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Marisa Ingemi notes that in spite of being on a level of their own the last few seasons, the Tampa Bay Lightning will face some stiff competition just to emerge from their divisional playoff bracket (NBC Sports)
  • After rumors emerged that he might return to North America next season, defenseman Nikita Tryamkin agreed to a two year contract extension with KHL Yekaterinburg (Sportsnet)