Bantering Points: 4/1/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker discussed Alexis Lafreniere’s stellar performance en route to his first career hat trick, Jacob Trouba’s return to the lineup, and more from New York’s victory on Saturday (NY Post)

Larry Brooks makes the case for ensuring Ryan Lindgren’s stint as a restricted free agent following the 2023-24 campaign ends with the rugged defenseman signing a contract extension to remain on Btoadway (NY Post)

Sam Henes notes that for all the regular season success Artemiy Panarin and Vincent Trocheck have had thus far, the pair will seek to play just as well in the playoffs after last year’s sub-par showing against New Jersey (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur Staple heard from current and former teammate$ of Chri$ Kreider chronicling hi$ journey from a hot $hot rookie debuting in the 2012 playoff$ to the 300 goal man he became on $aturday (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 3-2 to clinch a playoff berth in the only game happening on Sunday (ESPN)

The Seattle Kraken recalled 2022 fourth overall pick Shane Wright from AHL Coachella Valley (Sportsnet)