Bantering Points: 3/8/17

News and notes for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

With the Rangers having a successful trip through Florida by earning all four possible points, the team will enjoy a day off today, before taking the ice in Raleigh tomorrow night to square off against the Carolina Hurricanes. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, FLA 2 (4:40 Video via
  • Game Recap: Henrik Lundqvist passed Grant Fuhr to move into the top 10 on the all time wins list by notching his 404th career victory (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks speculates about when Michael Grabner, Kevin Klein, and Jesper Fast will return to New York's lineup (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch points out that the team is on track to keep their pre-season word by keeping Henrik Lundqvist under sixty regular season starts (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay discusses how Ryan McDonagh has adjusted to his role as the right side defenseman next to Marc Staal (Newsday)
  • Robert Nasso believes that despite the questionable moves Jeff Gorton has made in the past week, the Rangers' general manger has a plan in place (FanRag)
  • Josh Khalfin highlights a handful of CHL players to keep an eye on as the 2017 Entry Draft approaches (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jim Cerny offers his thoughts on New York's 5-2 victory from the BB&T Center last night (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Tom Urtz Jr. relays New York's Game Score from yesterday's action (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Anthony Scultore doesn't think skeptical fans should minimize Tanner Glass' impact on the Rangers (Full Tilt NYR)
  • Postgame Notes: Tanner Glass' goal last night moves him into first place on the Rangers in goals/games played and goals/60 for the season (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Alain Vigneault,(1:39) Kevin Hayes,(1:08) Ryan McDonagh,(1:59) and Henrik Lundqvist (2:28) (Official Team Site)
  • He appeared in 125 games on Broadway during the early 2000's, and was part of the trade that brought Alex Kovalev back to New York. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Mikael Samuelsson (Wikipedia)/

Around the NHL:

  • Rory Boylen relays word from New York Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang about his decision to wear #66 (Sportsnet)
  • The league's general managers have agreed to leave all of the current rules in place for the 2017-18 season, including the controversial application of the offsides rule (TSN)
  • Jen Neale reports that Gary Bettman has told Arizona officials that the team cannot viably stay in Glendale (Puck Daddy)
  • Matt Cane breaks down why teams should consistently be using four forwards on their power play (Hockey Graphs)/