Bantering Points: 11/13/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 4*, CBJ 3 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: It was Alexis Lafreniere’s coming out party as the former first overall selection scored two goals, including the late tying tally, and the shootout winner as the Rangers pulled victory from the jaws of defeat (CBS)

Mollie Walker sees last night’s performance out of Lafreniere as another sign of emergence as a star in the league (NY Post)

Walker also notes that Kris Knoblauch, the head coach at AHL Hartford, has been hired as the Edmonton Oilers’ next head coach (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points to the Blueshirts’ depth as a key factor in their ability to weather the storm in the face of recent injuries (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s victory over Columbus (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Former Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltender Roman Cechmanek passed away at age 52 (Sportsnet)

Travis Yost points to poor goaltending as the primary reason the Edmonton Oilers opted to move on from Jay Woodcroft as their head coach (TSN)