Bantering Points: 10/17/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 2, ARZ 1 (4:59 video via

Game Recap: Another well-rounded effort from the Blueshirts was enough for the team to earn the win in its home opener (CBS)

Larry Brooks notes that although he may not have the name value that other stars on the team have, Ryan Lindgren is a player the Blueshirts cannot afford to lose (NY Post)

Mollie Walker discusses the difficulties Peter Laviolette has in making sure the team’s depth options that don’t play every night still draw into the lineup on a semi frequent basis (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points to the Rangers’ strong penalty kill has the driving force behind last night’s victory (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s win over Arizona (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Auston Matthews (TOR), Elias Pettersson (VAN), and Evgeni Malkin (PIT) have been named the league’s Three Stars of the Week (TSN)

New Jersey Devils’ head coach Lindy Ruff acknowledged that he opted to bench both Timo Meier and John Marino for performance reasons during the the team’s 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers (Sportsnet)