Bantering Points: 4/1/17

News and notes for Saturday, April 1st, 2017

In the absence of Ryan McDonagh, the New York Rangers did all they could to pull out a win, but the team fell just short as they lost 4-3 in a shootout. Despite coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the 3rd Period, New York’s comeback fell short. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: PIT 4, NYR 3 (4:23 Video via
  • Game Recap: Late game heroics aren’t enough for the Ryan McDonagh-less Rangers to knock off Pittsburgh (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis remarks on the Blueshirts’ inability to win at Madison Square Garden heading into the playoffs (NY Post)
  • Tom Dianora offers a scorching a hot take, breaking down why a goaltender buyout could be Jeff Gorton’s most sensible option this summer (The Hockey Writers)
  • Greg Slotnick argues that New York’s success this spring could be reminiscent of season’s past (Elite Sports NY)
  • Brandon Cohen lists the x-factors that will determine how far the Rangers go in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce looks back on five games during the 16-17 season that earned the team a playoff spot (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: Chris Kreider has tied Michael Grabner for the team lead in goals and games with a goal (Official Team Site)/

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