Bantering Points: 3/3/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: TOR 4*, NYR 3 (5:07 video via

Game Recap: The Rangers scored a 6-on-5 goal late in the third to salvage a point out of this game, but Toronto earned the second point with a shootout victory (CBS)

Mollie Walker points to Will Cuylle’s continued development throughout his rookie season as one of the more underappreciated aspects of New York’s success thus far (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that although it happened later than expected, the much-anticipated fight between Matt Rempe and Ryan Reaves went down in the latter portion of the third period of Saturday’s contest (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano speaks about the rare position the Blueshirts find themselves in of not seeking out reinforcements along the blue line as the trade deadline approaches (LoHud)

Tom Castro makes the case for why a reunion with Frank Vatrano should be priority #1 for the Rangers (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Elliotte Friedman discussed the situation regarding the Calgary Flames and they’re wavering desire to trade goaltender Jacob Markstrom, and Markstrom’s reaction to the news (Sportsnet)

The Vancouver Canucks agreed to an eight year, $92.8 million contract extension with forward Elias Pettersson (ESPN)

Bailey Johnson reports that the Washington Capitals placed forward Evgeny Kuznetsov on waivers after he was cleared to return from the player assistance program (Washington Post)