Bantering Points: 4/3/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, WSH 2 (4:59 video via

Game Recap: In a departure from the rest of their play as of late the Blueshirts got off to a fast start with two first period goals before cruising to a victory the rest of the way (CBS)

Larry Brooks sees yesterday's strong performance out of the forward trio of Alexis Lafrenière, Kaapo Kakko, and Filip Chytil as a sign that they are rounding into form just in time for the playoffs (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points out that Mika Zibanejad broke a drought of more than a month without scoring a power play goal with his man advantage tally in the third period of yesterday afternoon's victory (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York's Sunday matinee victory over the Capitals (LoHud)

Brian Abate points to the Filip Chytil extension was one the Blueshirts have a lot of potential to extract value out of (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a 4-1 margin to clinch their second consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff berth (TSN)

Elliotte Friedman shed some light on possible retirement decisions concerning to Atlantic Division veterans in Ottawa Senators' forward Derick Brassard and Buffalo Sabres' goaltender Craig Anderson (Sportsnet)