Bantering Points: 4/23/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NJD 2, NYR 1 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: New York's power play was unable to find the back of the net, New Jersey made some personnel and strategy adjustments, and Lindy Ruff pushed all the right buttons as the Rangers' series lead was cut in half (CBS)

Ted Holmlund relays word that after smacking around their division rival Toronto Blue Jays earlier in the day, New York Yankees superstars Aaron Judge and Anthony Volpe made their way to Madison Square Garden for last night's game (NY Post)

Larry Brooks pleads for the Blueshirts to respond following their underwhelming Game 3 performance (NY Post)

Mollie Walker breaks down why New York's power play struggled to the tune of an 0/5 showing after scoring multiple times in each of the first two games (NY Post)

Neil Best isn't overly worried about last night's contest in the grand scheme of the Rangers' championship aspirations (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offered his takeaways from Game 3 at the Garden (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

The Vegas Golden Knights blew a 4-1 third period lead and battled to double overtime with the Winnipeg Jets, but Michael Amadio saved them from a complete collapse by scoring the game winning goal to give Vegas a 2-1 series lead (NBC Sports)

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored the game tying goal in the final minute of Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning to send things to overtime, and defenseman Morgan Reilly scored the game winner to stake Toronto to a 2-1 series lead (Sportsnet)

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Seattle Kraken by a 6-4 margin in the first ever playoff game at Climate Pledge Arena to grab a 2-1 series lead (TSN)