Bantering Points: 3/22/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, BOS 2 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: Artemiy Panarin’s magical season continued in Boston as he recorded a hat trick to help the Rangers complete a season series sweep of the Bruins (CBS Sports)

Larry Brooks notes that even if the Rangers end up ceding the top spot in the Metropolitan Division to the Carolina Hurricanes, an easier playoff path could emerge as a nice consolation prize (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson hears about how regardless of what the playoff bracket around the Blueshirts will look like, Peter Laviolette’s squad’s only focus for now is continuing to stack up wins (Newsday)

Jesse Courville-Lynch relays word that the Rangers attempted to acquire Max Pacioretty from the Washington Capitals prior to the trade deadline, but the veteran forward opted against waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple checked in on Gabe Perreault in the final day$ of hi$ fre$hman $ea$on at Bo$ton College (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Elliotte Friedman authors an abbreviated version of 32 Thoughts (Sportsnet)

The Detroit Red Wings doubled up the New York Islanders by a 6-3 margin in a critical matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff race (TSN)

Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson will have an in-person hearing in the wake of his high sticking penalty against Toronto’a Noah Gregor on Wednesday (ESPN)