Bantering Points: 4/6/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 4, DET 3 (5:01 video via

Game Recap: Barclay Goodrow doubled his goal total on the season, and Chris Kreider’s third period tally was the pinnacle moment of a back and forth affair that saw the Rangers complete a season series sweep and deal a massive blow to their Original Six rivals (CBS)

Mollie Walker writes that even for the energy Matt Rempe brings to the Blueshirts with his physicality, the towering rookie found himself back in the press box as a healthy scratch against Detroit (NY Post)

Walker also pointed to the rare multi-goal performance Barclay Goodrow posted as a key factor in New York’s victory (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that starting with Friday’s game against Detroit, the rest of the Rangers’ regular season schedule is filled with potential opening round playoff opponents (Newsday)

Jordan Reinhardt discusses the downsides to line brawls like the one the Rangers and Devils engaged in on Wednesday even if a large portion of the hockey world found it exciting (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Arizona Coyotes announced their intent to bid on a plot of land set to go to auction on June 27th in the latest step in their quest for a long term home in the desert (NBC Sports)

Luke Fox makes the case for why the Toronto Maple Leafs must have Ryan Reaves in the lineup for Game 1 of their first round playoff series (Sportsnet)

Jonathan Tovell reports that the nominees for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy have been revealed (The Hockey News)