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Bantering Points: 3/29/17

News and notes for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Despite a losing effort in San Jose earlier this morning, the New York Rangers punched their ticket to the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, as they came back from a 3-2 3rd period deficit to push the game to overtime and earn one point. With that goal out of the way, New York will have the final six games of the season to put it all together and get ready to mount a run for the Stanley Cup. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Rick Westhead relays word from an NHL doctor who slammed the league on their "situational ethics" regarding concussions and player safety (TSN)
  • Jen Neale saw that Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart joined Adam Clendening in the exclusive club of dressing for a game and not receiving any shifts after breaking a team rule (Puck Daddy)
  • Ken Campbell gives his advice on what the NHL needs to do to succeed in Las Vegas (The Hockey News)
  • James O'Brien takes note of the fact that three other teams clinched playoff berths last night, as the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, and Anaheim Ducks all nailed down playoff spots, as well as watching the Detroit Red Wings' infamous playoff streak come to an end (NBC Sports)