Bantering Points: 1/27/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: VGK 5, NYR 2 (4:59 video via

Game Recap: It was the Jonathan Marchessault revenge game on Broadway as the former Rangers farmhand notched a hat trick against the team that never bothered to call him up from AHL Hartford and hand the Blueshirts their latest defeat (CBS Sports)

Peter Botte points to another rough night out of Igor Shesterkin as one of the key factor’s in New York’s loss to Vegas (NY Post)

Larry Brooks sees the team’s decision to waive Nick Bonino as the first of what needs to be multiple moves to tinker with the roster ahead of the trade deadline (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson reports on the setback Filip Chytil suffered in an optional skate yesterday as he continues his attempted comeback from a suspected concussion (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts’ most recent loss (LoHud)

Same Henes breaks down why Alexis Lafreniere’s box score stats aren’t indicative of how well he’s been playing as of late (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Montreal Canadiens’ forward Brendan Gallagher received a five game suspension as a result of throwing an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders’ defenseman Adam Pelech (TSN)

The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to an eight year, $49.6 million contract extension with forward Owen Tippett (NBC Sports)

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a pro-rated one year, $825,000 contract with forward Zach Parise (Sportsnet)