Bantering Points: 2/18/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Ethan Sears reminisced on the Rangers’ previous four occasions of playing outdoors (NY Post)

Mollie Walker puts aside the pageantry of today’s Stadium series game between the Rangers and Islanders and looks at the standings implications of the matchup (NY Post)

Neil Best sees today’s shift in the scene to MetLife Stadium as a symbol of the sometimes forgotten about importance of hockey in the New York sports landscape (Newsday)

Colin Stephenson hears how the Rangers’ recent winning streak has allowed them to be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the Stadium Series more than they otherwise might’ve been able to (Newsday)

Peter Baugh chatted with Dan Carcillo about hi$ game winning goal in the 2014 $tadium $erie$ game again$t the I$lander$ and hi$ brief stint on Broadway as a whole (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Nico Hischier and Nathan Bastian each scored twice as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a 6-3 margin in the first game of the 2024 Stadium Series (TSN)

Jaromir Jagr joined the Pittsburgh Penguins for practice on Saturday as the team where he began his legendary NHL career is set to retire his #68 on Sunday (ESPN)