Bantering Points: 10/15/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: CBJ 5, NYR 3 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: A wacky first period that saw the Rangers have not one, but two goals disallowed set the tone on a night where the Blueshirts just didn’t get the bounces they needed (CBS)

Larry Brooks points to the overall sloppiness in New York’s game as the primary reason they lost to Columbus (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that with Ryan Lindgren sitting as an unexpected scratch, the Rangers’ defensive effort was lackluster at best (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson hears that the workload Igor Shesterkin will be tasked with handling this season is something Peter Laviolette is yet to reveal (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s defeat at the hands of the Blue Jackets (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Auston Matthews recorded his second hat trick in as many games to begin the season as he led his team to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild (TSN)

Ron McLean discusses the league’s nonsensical ban on Pride tape and why the NHL can’t manage to step out of its own way (Sportsnet)

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Viktor Arvidsson was placed on LTIR in anticipation of a back surgery that would sideline him indefinitely (ESPN)