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Bantering Points: 2/25/22

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, WSH 1 (5:05 video via
  • Game Recap: The Blueshirts cruised to a victory on the back of a strong performance out of Igor Shesterkin to put more ground between them and their division rivals from Washington (CBS)
  • Mollie Walker sees New York’s schedule heavy with divisional games as an opportunity for them to control their playoff destiny (NY Post)
  • Walker also points outs Morgan Barron’s efforts filling in for Filip Chytil last night (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night’s victory at Madison Square Garden (LoHud)
  • Tom Castro reminisces on Alexei Kovalev’s time with the Blueshirts (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Nashville Predators retired Pekka Rinne’s #35 prior to their contest against the Dallas Stars, making him the first former player in franchise history to have his number retired (TSN)
  • Fans attending Winnipeg Jets home games will need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to be granted entry until April 30th, even as the province of Manitoba is set to end their vaccine passport program on March 1st (Sportsnet)