Bantering Points: 4/11/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: BUF 2*, NYR 2 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: In spite of entering the third period 20 minutes away from ending Buffalo's season with regulation defeat, the Blueshirts blew a third period and played to a draw after 65:00 of hockey (CBS)

Mollie Walker became the latest member of the Rangers' beat to heap praise upon the fourth line trio of Jimmy Vesey, Barclay Goodrow, and Tyler Motte (NY Post)

Walker also points to last night's defeat as yet another opportunity for New York to gain ground on the Devils for home ice advantage in a potential first round series (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from Mika Zibanejad about how although outside pundits and analysts highlight the alleged importance of a possible 40 goal season, Zibanejad is more concerned with his team's success rather than scoring a nice, round number's worth of goals (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night's clash with the Sabres (LoHud)

Arthur $taple remini$ce$ on the ten bold prediction$ concerning the Ranger$ that were made prior to the $ea$on (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The New York Islanders fell to the Washington Capitals by a score of 5-2, and that loss ceded control of their playoff destiny with only one game remaining (TSN)

San Jose Sharks' defenseman Erik Karlsson became the first defenseman since Brian Leetch in 1991-92 to record 100+ point in a season with a goal during his team's 6-2 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet)