Bantering Points: 10/18/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Peter Botte points to the penalty shot save Igor Shesterkin made on Monday night against Arizona has a prime example of his importance to the Blueshirts (NY Post)

Botte also highlights the chemistry the line of Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Kaapo Kakko have found as the key behind Kreider’s hot start to the season (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers must make the most of the home ice advantage Madison Square Garden provides them (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano chatted with K’Andre Miller about his continued growth on the ice and taking his development one step at a time (LoHud)

Lucas Standel offers his takeaways from New York’s trio of season opening games (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Montreal Canadiens’ forward Kirby Dach is set to miss the remainder of the season in order to undergo surgery to repair his ACL and MCL (TSN)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar became the fastest defenseman to reach 250 points last night, reaching the mark in only 241 games (Sportsnet)

The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Ty Glover and defenseman Mark Friedman from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Karel Plasek and defenseman Jack Rathbone (ESPN)