Bantering Points: 3/17/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 7, PIT 4 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: In one of the wildest games the Rangers have played this season, Artemiy Panarin led the way with five points as to help his team win a matinee in Pittsburgh (CBS Sports)

Jared Schwartz noted that even with Jacob Trouba’s continued absence from the lineup, Chad Ruhwedel is still waiting to make his Broadway debut more than a week after being acquired from Pittsburgh (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s offense-filled victory over the Penguins (LoHud)

Brian Abate points to the strong play Braden Schneider has put on display as part of New York’s success in the wake of Trouba’s injury (The Hockey Writers)

$hayna Goldman and Peter Baugh break down what Alex Wennberg bring$ to the Blue$hirt$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Justin Bourne ponders whether or not the Vegas Golden Knights will hang to their playoff spot or undergo a late season collapse for the second time in three seasons (Sportsnet)

The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a one year, $775,000 contract extension with goaltender Spencer Martin (TSN)

Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Martin St. Louis will be stepping away from the team indefinitely for family reasons, with assistant coach Trevor Letowski running things in his absence (ESPN)