Bantering Points: 3/20/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: WPG 4, NYR 2 (4:58 video via

Game Recap: The Rangers got a taste of their own medicine as Winnipeg was opportunistic on offense and backed by a strong performance out of its goaltender to split the season series (CBS)

Michael Blinn details how New York’s defensive depth has helped make the injuries to Jacob Trouba and Ryan Lindgren relatively manageable (NY Post)

Larry Brooks discusses how Jack Roslovic has found chemistry with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad even without practice time to work on such things (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that after sitting for the first six games following the trade deadline, Chad Ruhwedel made his Rangers’ debut against the Jets (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts’ defeat against the Jets (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Stephen Whyno reports that retired forward Chris Simon, a veteran of seven NHL franchises including the Rangers, passed away at age 52 (AP News)

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islander by a score of 4-1, moving to within two points of the Rangers for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division (TSN)

Jason Bukala examines the top college free agents as the NCAA season approaches its end (Sportsnet)