Bantering Points: 3/12/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3 , NJD 1(5:01 video via

Game Recap: Mika Zibanejad scored his first 5-on-5 goal since the calendar turned to 2024, and the Rangers put forth yet another strong effort against the Devils to earn another pair of standings points (CBS Sports)

Larry Brooks points to K’Andre Miller as one Blueshirt that will need to play his best in order for the Rangers to succeed in the spring (NY Post)

Mollie Walker heard from Kaapo Kakko about his play as of late and his status as a pending restricted free agent following the season (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson chatted with Matt Rempe, who was ejected for an elbowing penalty during last night’s game, about his Linsanity-esque rise to stardom on Broadway (Newsday)

Devils forward Kurtis MacDermid, who for some reason drew a crowd of reporters following the game in spite of skating 3:44 and only appearing on the score sheet via his 10 minute misconduct penalty, said he lost respect for Rempe due to Rempe waving “bye-bye” to the Devils bench following his ejection (Sportsnet)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Rangers’ latest win in the Hudson River Rivalry (LoHud)

Arthur $taple and Peter Baugh note that Rempe i$ likely to be $u$pended following hi$ ejection again$t New Jer$ey (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a one year, $775,000 contract extension with forward Brendan Lemieux (ESPN)

Nathan MacKinnon (COL), Pavel Zacha (BOS), and Thatcher Demko (VAN) have been named as the league’s three stars of the week (TSN)