Bantering Points: 4/29/17

News and notes for Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that the Rangers will fall behind 2-0 if they have a repeat performance from Game 1 (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks offers a suggestion for Alain Vigneault to find the spark that's been missing from New York's lineup recently (NY Post)
  • Mark Herrmann details how Craig Anderson and Clarke MacArthur have overcame life hurdles to reach the point they're at today (Newsday)
  • Steve Zipay highlights some of the Rangers' forward who must step up in order for the team to tie the series (Newsday)
  • Justin Tasch singles out Derek Stepan as one of those players looking to rediscover his TM87 (Newsday)
  • Game Preview: Despite taking Game 1 of their playoff series, the Senators still see themselves as underdogs (CBS)
  • Dave Shapiro relays word that the Rangers denied the Buffalo Sabres permission to interview assistant general manager Chris Drury for their vacant general manager position (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Garrett Gartino breaks down how and why New York must take advantage of mismatches against Ottawa's bottom four defenseman (Blue Line Station)
  • Lou Venditti argues that the Rangers must adjust their penalty kill in order to have success against the Senators power play units (Blue Line Station)/

Around the NHL:

  • Daniel Goffenberg reflects on the best goal celebrations in league history (Sportsnet)
  • Scott Cullen analyzes how the Edmonton Oilers have gone from series underdogs to heavy favorites after winning both games in Anaheim to take a 2-0 series lead against the Ducks (TSN)
  • James O'Brien reports that the Carolina Hurricanes have acquired the rights to pending unrestricted free agent Scott Darling in exchange for a third round draft pick (NBC Sports)
  • Ken Campbell thinks that the jury is still out on last summer's big moves,such as the Adam Larsson trade and the Shea Weber trade (The Hockey News)/