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Bantering Points: 2/6/20

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, TOR 3 (5:00 video via
  • Simmi Buttar recaps New York’s victory in the rubber match of the season series with Toronto (NY Daily News)
  • Larry Brooks argues that the Blueshirts must do everything in their power to extend Chris Kreider’s contract (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis saw Kreider return from his neck injury and immediately make his presence felt (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson believes that Toronto’s acquisition of former Los Angeles Kings’ goaltender Jack Campbell should end any rumors surrounding their interest in Alexandar Georgiev (Newsday)
  • Brain Abate takes note of New York’s struggles without Kreider and their success with him in the lineup (The Hockey Writers)
  • Leen Amin discusses the line changes that led to last night’s offensive outburst (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz examines Vancouver Canucks’ forward Elias Pettersson and the questionable officiating he seems to deal with a bit more than other players (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Steven Ellis takes a look at who could hit a major scoring milestone after Joe Thornton recorded the 1,500th point of his career last night (The Hockey News)