Bantering Points: 4/2/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: PIT 5, NYR 2 (5:00 video via

Game Recap: Pittsburgh opened the scoring thanks to a Jacob Trouba gaffe 18 seconds into the game to set the tone, and led wire to wire to end New York’s winning streak at five (CBS)

Mollie Walker heard from Trouba following the contest, and the captain held himself accountable for his sub-par player since returning to the lineup last Saturday (NY Post)

Larry Brooks points to the structure Peter Laviolette has brought compared to his predecessor that as made the the biggest difference thus far (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson chatted with Alex Wennberg about his time in New York since arriving from Seattle at the trade deadline (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts’ defeat against the Penguins (LoHud)

Brian Abate sees Alexis Lafreniere’s performance during the 2023-24 campaign as the positive step forward fans had spent years hoping for out of the former first overall pick (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two year, entry-level contract with Quinnipiac forward Jacob Quillan starting next season (Sportsnet)

Philadelphia Flyers’ head coach John Tortorella called out his team for being soft following Monday’s overtime loss to the New York Islanders (TSN)