Bantering Points: 10/31/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, WPG 2 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: After killing off a nonsensical penalty kill at the end of regulation and beginning of overtime, the Rangers pulled out the overtime winner to complete a perfect five game road trip and set franchise history (CBS)

Mollie Walker chatted with Blake Wheeler about his return to Winnipeg for the first time since being bought out by the team over the summer (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano lists five ways Peter Laviolette has made a difference in the early goings of his time behind the Blueshurts’ bench (LoHud)

Mercogliano also offered his takeaways from the final game of the Rangers’ undefeated road trip (LoHud)

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Around the NHL:

Kieffer Bellows, a former first round draft pick of the New York Islanders, has agreed to a PTO with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies (TSN)

Hockey Hall of Famer Haley Wickenheiser has called on all levels of hockey to mandate neck guards in the wake of Adam Johnson’s death after being cut in the neck by a skate blade (Sportsnet)