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Bantering Points: 3/19/17

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News and notes for Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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The Rangers continued their road dominance last night, notching a 3-2 victory in the State of Hockey over the Minnesota Wild. With two more points in the bag, the team has tightened it's grip on the first Wild Card spot ever so slightly, and will have two days off to prepare for another road contest against the New Jersey Devils. Here are today's and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Jen Neale reports that Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk's take on if he would let defenseman Erik Karlsson skate in the 2018 Olympics is scorching hot (Puck Daddy)
  • Cam Tucker points out that with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals became the first team in the league to clinch a playoff berth (NBC Sports)
  • The two finalists for 2017 Kraft Hockeyville have been announced: O'Leary, Prince Edward Island and Ituna, Saskatoon are the final two towns in the running (Sportsnet)