Bantering Points: 10/13/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, BUF 1 (5:01 video via

Game Recap: A well rounded effort out of the Blueshirts saw them score goals at even strength, on the power play, on the penalty, and on an empty net to win Peter Laviolette’s first game behind the bench (CBS)

Mollie Walker chatted with Jimmy Vesey about being on the outside looking in of the opening night lineup (NY Post)

Larry Brooks heard from Chris Kreider about a previously untold tale from his first regular season game back in 2013 (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s season opening victory (LoHud)

Lucas Standel details why the Blueshirts can’t afford to run Igor Shesterkin into the ground in the early portion of the season (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple di$cu$$eS the relation$hip between $he$terkin and Ilya $orokin of the New York I$lander$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Vancouver Canucks used an emergency recall on forward Jack Studnicka after playing their season opener with only 17 skaters (Sportsnet)

Paul Pidutti breaks down why although Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin still trails Wayne Gretzky by 72 goals on the all time leaderboard, his next tally should be the one that cements him as the all time goal scoring king (TSN)