Bantering Points: 4/7/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mike Vaccaro notes that even with five games still to be played, the 2023-24 Rangers have already established themselves as one of the best regular season squads in all of New York sports history (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points to the wins the Blueshirts have racked up as of late as encouraging signs of the team’s readiness with the playoffs just around the corner (Newsday)

Around the NHL:

Veteran referee Steve Kozari had to be stretchered off the ice during Saturday’s game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins after colliding with Lightning defenseman Haydn Fleury (Sportsnet)

Mark Masters chatted with Auston Matthews about trying to reach the 70 goal plateau before the end of the regular season and the possible Hart Trophy consideration that would come with such a feat (TSN)