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Bantering Points: 1/20/20

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Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CBJ 2, NYR 1 (5:01 video via
  • Game Recap: Ryan Strome’s decision to go for a line change rather than actually play defense and backcheck in the dying seconds of the third period cost his team dearly (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks writes that New York’s inconsistency won’t affect how they handle the remainder of Pavel Buchnevich’s time on Broadway (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that it didn’t take very long for Brendan Lemieux to earn a promotion up the lineup after returning from injury (NY Post)
  • Brian Abate reminisces on the top five Rangers’ moments against their rivals from the 2010’s (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus examines how tradeable every member of the Blueshirts’ roster currently is (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello believe$ that la$t night’$ lo$$ bring$ New York’$ current three headed mon$ter in the crea$e into que$tion (The Athletic)
  • Michael Obernauer pinpoints the team’s penalty killing units as a major strength since the calendar turned to 2020 (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (2:01) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien saw Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane score his 1,000th point to become the youngest American-born player to do so during his team’s 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets (NBC Sports)
  • In his first game since returning to the NHL, Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Justin Williams scored the game winning shootout goal, and led a postgame “Storm Surge” following Carolina’s win over theNew York Islanders (TSN)
  • Ryan Dixon goes in-depth on how even as the role of defenseman in ice hockey changes, the bond they share with each other will never be broken (Sportsnet)