Bantering Points: 4/8/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, MTL 2 (5:00 video via

Game Recap: The Blueshirts got off to a sluggish start, but four third period goals were enough to rally past the Habs and tie a franchise record with the 53rd win of the season (CBS)

Mollie Walker argues that the 12th and final forward spot in the playoff lineup will come down to the choice of Matt Rempe or Jonny Brodzinski (NY Post)

Larry Brooks notes that Peter Laviolette’s decision to sit Jack Roslovic as a healthy scratch is a sign that the forward lineup combinations are yet to be finalized with four regular season games remaining (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s victory over Montreal (LoHud)

Tom Castro believes that if Barclay Goodrow’s multi-goal performance on Friday was a sign of an imminent breakout, the Rangers will be in good hands (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh give$ 15 observation$ on the Blue$hirt$ play a$ of late (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The final stretch of the regular season is upon us, and the race for the final two Eastern Conference playoff spots is likely to be a fight to the finish (TSN)

Tomas Hertl is expected to return from LTIR and make his Vegas Golden Knights’ debut in tonight’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet)