Bantering Points: 4/21/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, NJD 1 (4:52 video via

Game Recap: The day might have been different, but the story and final score were the same as the Rangers' stars played like it offensively, the Devils struggled to break through on their offensive end, and Gerard Gallant's squad is heading home with a 2-0 series lead (CBS)

Mollie Walker notes that in spite of the Devils making a myriad of adjustments following Game 1, the Blueshirts once again controlled the pace of play en route to yet another victory (NY Post)

Neil Best discusses the dominating performance of Chris Kreider in the early goings of this series (Newsday)

Colin Stephenson chatted with Louis Domingue about his return to an NHL roster for the first time since last year's playoff series against the Rangers as a Pittsburgh Penguin (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York's Game 2 victory (LoHud)

Brendan Azoff examines how Henrik Lundqvist and Mike Richter stack up against each other in Rangers' history (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 7-2 in Game 2 to tie that series up at one win apiece (TSN)

Dallas Stars' forward Joe Pavelski will not be traveling with his team to Minnesota for the next two playoff games as he remains in concussion protocol (Sportsnet)