Bantering Points: 3/31/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 8, ARZ 5 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: Much befitting of a game happening on the campus of Arizona State University, the Rangers and Coyotes played a wild, back and forth affair that ended with Alexis Lafreniere’s first career hat trick and Jonathan Quick’s ascension to the top of the all-time wins list among American goaltenders (CBS)

Mollie Walker chatted with longtime Buffalo Sabres’ goaltender Ryan Miller about Quick eclipsing his mark of 391 wins as an American goalie (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s win over Arizona (LoHud)

Peter Baugh detail$ the mile$tone-filled victory the Ranger$ earned at Mullett Arena in Tempe (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The ECHL affiliates of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Newfoundland Growlers) and Montreal Canadiens (Trois Rivieres) could be forced to suspend operations on Tuesday due to the ownership group of both teams having unpaid expenses (Sportsnet)

Maple Leafs’ forward Auston Matthews scored his 60th goal of the season on Saturday, becoming the ninth player in league history to record multiple seasons of 60+ goals (ESPN)

The Minnesota Wild once again pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker in overtime, but were unable to capitalize on the 4 on 3 as Jonathan Marchessault scored the game-winning empty net goal for Vegas to win 2-1 (TSN)