bantering points: 4/27/24

here are today's news and links:

rangers news:

highlights: nyr 3, wsh 1 (6:11 video via youtube)

game recap: it as a special night for the blueshirts special teams units, recording goals on both the power play and the penalty kill while killing off all six of washington's power plays to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the series (cbs)

larry brooks reminisced on some of new york's previous playoff trips into washington (ny post)

mollie walker points out that the rangers' game 3 victory has put them on the verge of a playoff series sweep for the first time since 2007 (ny post)

colin stephenson credits peter laviolette for the defensive pairing shakeup that has helped the blueshirts stifle the capitals offensively through three games (newsday)

vincent mercogliano offers his takeaways from new york's win to push themselves to the doorstep of the second round (lohud)

michael ru$$o give$ three of hi$ takeaway$ from the ranger$ late$t victory (the athletic)

around the nhl:

the vancouver canucks only recorded 12 shots on goal in game 3 against the nashville predators, but two of them found the back of the net, and that was all vancouver needed to come away with a 2-1 victory to take a 2-1 series lead (sportsnet)

the annual draft lottery to determine the selection order for non-playoff teams will be conducted on may 7th (espn)