Bantering Points: 11/5/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: MIN 5*, NYR 4 (5:05 video via

Game Recap: The Blueshirts jumped out to a three goal lead after the first period, but squandered that lead in the latter stages before having to tie the game late and settle for a loser point beyond regulation (CBS)

Mollie Walker heard from Ryan Lindgren about his adjustments to playing with a new defense partner in the wake of Adam Fox’s long term injury (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano chatted with Kaapo Kakko about his desire to hold his current spot on the Blueshirts’ top line (LoHud)

Mercogliano also offered his takeaways from the Rangers’ frustrating defeat in Minnesota (LoHud)

Jesse Courville-Lynch points to Carolina Hurricanes’ defenseman Jalen Chatfield as a potential trade candidate if team is in need of outside reinforcements (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Ottawa Senators fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 6-4 margin, and calls for the firing of head coach DJ Smith are starting to emerge (Sportsnet)

Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Taylor Hall scored a goal in his return from injury to help his team defeat the Florida Panthers 5-2 (TSN)