Bantering Points: 3/7/17

News and notes for Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

After escaping Tampa with two points last night, the Rangers are back in action tonight as they continue their swing through Florida with a game against the Florida Panthers. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 1, TB 0 (4:04 Video via
  • Game Recap: A strong effort from Antti Raanta and Mika Zibanejad's second overtime goal in less than two weeks led New York past Tampa Bay (CBS)
  • Game Preview: With the Panthers desperately clawing for every point that they can get, the Rangers will have to do everything in their power to stop a desperate team in order to leave the Sunshine State with four points (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks reports that Adam Clendening was not happy with the decision for him to sit as a healthy scratch in favor of journeyman AHLer Steven Kampfer (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay hears from Tanner Glass about his mindset now that he's back in the NHL (Newsday)
  • Scott Charles offers his thoughts about last night's 1-0 from Amalie Arena (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Dave Shapiro vocalized his opinions on Jeff Gorton's decision to recall Tanner Glass and Steven Kampfer (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • John Williams doesn't think Tanner Glass can provide the answer to any questions the Rangers are facing as they march into the playoffs (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce examines how Brendan Smith could be a fit next to Ryan McDonagh on New York's top pair (Blue Line Station)
  • Mike Murphy believes that the Rangers have a potentially special player in Brady Skjei (FanRag)
  • Robby Sabo breaks down why Jesper Fast is New York's most important forward (Elite Sports NY)
  • Postgame Notes: Tanner Glass was on the ice for 5:17 last night, slightly more than his 5:00 in penalty minutes, as Alain Vigneault looks to ease the gritty forward back into the swing of things before leaning on him like he has in years past (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Antti Raanta,(2:55) Alain Vigneault,(1:54) Ryan McDonagh,(1:37) and Mika Zibanejad (1:41) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Josh Cooper relays word that faceoffs, shot blocking, and three-point wins were some of the main talking point at yesterday's NHL general manager meeting in Florida (Puck Daddy)
  • Jared Clinton lists five teams who would be better off making one of their alternate jerseys their primary sweaters for home games (The Hockey News)
  • Frank Seravalli notes that the Vegas Golden Knights signed forward Reid Duke of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, marking the first official signing in franchise history (TSN)
  • Luke Fox dives into how the NHL's playoff format will end up punishing the teams in the Metropolitan Division this season (Sportsnet)/

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