Bantering Points: 3/6/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Andrew Crane notes that for the success New York’s power play has had at times throughout the season, the unit is still in search of consistency as the stretch run gets underway (NY Post)

Four years and one day ago, Mika Zibanejad had a performance for the ages at Madison Square Garden, scoring five goals to help the Rangers defeat the Washington Capitals 6-5 in overtime (NY Post)

Lucas Standel lists three teams in the Pacific Division that Chris Drury could approach in the hopes of making a trade ahead of Friday’s deadline (The Hockey Writers)

Jesse Courville-Lynch relays word that Nashville Predators’ forward Tommy Novak had been on the Rangers’ radar prior to signing a contract extension and being taken off the trade market (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple examine$ the po$$ible fit between the Blue$hirt$ and Alex Wennberg if he end$ up being traded by $eattle (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired forward Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals in exchange for 2024 second round pick and a 2026 fourth round pick (Sportsnet)

Sarah McLellan reports that the Minnesota Wild agreed to a two year, $2.5 million contract extension with defenseman Zach Bogosian (Star Tribune)

Veteran forward Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers was the biggest name out of five players to be placed on waivers (TSN)