Bantering Points: 3/11/20

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, DAL 2 (4:57 video via
  • Lary Bump recaps the Blueshirts’ victory from American Airlines Center (NY Daily News)
  • Larry Brooks relays word that the organization is inching towards the finish line on an entry-level contract agreement with K’Andre Miller (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis saw that Chris Kreider took the ice for the first time since fracturing his foot (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson heard from Julien Gauthier about his transition from AHL Charlotte to the bright lights of Broadway (Newsday)
  • Dylan Spilko discusses how Mika Zibanejad’s development has been a boon for New York since his summer 2016 arrival (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Bay pondered how the Blueshirts would respond to the adversity of losing four out of five games (Empire Sports Media)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets will go against the recommendation of Ohio’s governor and host their two scheduled home games later this week (NBC Sports)
  • The impact of the league’s new top tiebreaker, as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic are two of the top five questions that will be answered before the conclusion of the regular season (Sportsnet)
  • Anaheim Ducks’ forward Nicolas Deslauriers, who entered last night’s game with four goals in 57 games this season, scored a natural hat trick in the first period of his team’s 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators (TSN)
  • Steven Ellis writes that Petr Mrazek will need to display the form he showed last season if he wants to help his Carolina Hurricanes return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs (The Hockey News)/