Bantering Points: 2/16/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 7, MTL 4 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: Chris Kreider continued his torture of the Montreal Canadiens, netting a hat trick in an offense filled night to push New York’s winning streak up to six (CBS)

Larry Brooks points to the trio of Jonny Brozsinski, Kaapo Kakko, and Will Cuylle making the most out of limited minutes on the ice (NY Post)

Christian Arnold details the ugly injury Blake Wheeler suffered during last night’s game that is likely to knock him out of action indefinitely (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson writes that Brodzinski’s contributions since being recalled from AHL Hartford should lessen the need to add a center at the trade deadline (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano chatted with Ryan Lindgren about his status as a pending restricted free agent at the end of the season (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

The Columbus Blue Jackets fired general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and named John Davidson as his replacement on an interim basis (NBC Sports)

Ryan Dixon takes a look at each NHL team’s “Cy Young” candidate off scoring a lot more goals than recording assists (Sportsnet)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel will reportedly miss up to four weeks due to an upper-body injury (TSN)