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Bantering Points: 6/11/22

New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Ethan Sears heard from Barclay Goodrow about the team’s mindset as they get ready to play their sixth elimination game of these playoffs (NY Post)
  • Mark Cannizzaro chatted with Mark Messier to discuss his famous Game 6 guarantee in 1994 and what this group of Rangers can do to come back from their current 3-2 deficit (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker relays word from Gerard Gallant concerning possible lineup changes for tonight’s contest (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross highlights the need for New York to keep having fun playing their game if they want to extend this series beyond tonight (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano sees getting the third line more ice time as a key factor in the Blueshirts’ ability to battle back and force Game 7 (LoHud)
  • James O’Brien reports that the fan who sucker punched a Lightning fan as the spectators exited Madison Square Garden for Game 5 has been identified, arrested, and banned from all events at MSG for life (NBC Sports)

Around the NHL:

  • Melissa Burgess notes that the Buffalo Sabres acquired the contract of goaltender Ben Bishop and a seventh round selection in the upcoming Entry Draft from the Dallas Stars in exchange for future considerations (Die By The Blade)
  • The Sabres also announced that they’ll be retiring Ryan Miller’s #30 at some point during the 2022-23 campaign (Sportsnet)