Bantering Points: 4/2/17

News and notes for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis believes that Rick Nash has finally emerged just in time for the playoffs (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks highlights two Rangers that could use some rest before heading into the playoffs (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay relays a memo to Alain Vigneault as the regular season winds down (Newsday)
  • Game Preview: New York looks to earn their first home win since the middle of February as they Philadelphia Flyers come to town (CBS)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Shayna Goldman tries to project the Blueshirts' defense corps as they head into the important games (FanRag)
  • Dan Miceli asks a rhetorical question about one of the decisions Alain Vigneault must make about his lineup of choice (Blue Line Station)
  • Alexandra Russo gives five reasons to not worry about Henrik Lundqvist heading into the playoffs (Blue Line Station)/

Around the NHL:

  • Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during last night's game against the New Jersey Devils, but he has since regained consciousness and is in stable condition (ESPN)
  • Josh Cooper saw that as a result of Neuvirth's situation, Eric Semborski was called upon as the emergency goaltender, and was one buzzkill referee away from making his NHL debut (Puck Daddy)
  • Mike Johnston reports that the league could make an official announcement on 2018 Olympic participation before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Sportsnet)
  • Matt Larkin argues that the Florida Panthers, despite missing out on the playoffs for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons, have a bright future to look forward to (The Hockey News)/