Bantering Points: 1/26/17

News and notes for Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Despite heading into last night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a three-game winning streak, the Rangers were unable to make it four, as they were shutout by Steve Mason and the Flyers by a 2-0 margin. With that, New York has entered the All-Star break on a sour note, but they'll have plenty of time to recharge for the stretch run before their next game on January 31st against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Mat Larkin lists the top five trade destinations for St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk before the trade deadline (The Hockey News)
  • Ken Boehlke reports that the Vegas Golden Knights are almost finished setting up their pre-season schedule for the 2017-18 season (The Sin Bin)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Andrew Berkshire busts out the spreadsheets, and puts together the Eastern Conference "Analytics All-Star Team" (Sportsnet)/