Bantering Points: 2/19/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 6, NYI 5 (5:04 video via

Game Recap: In one of the wildest outdoor games the NHL has ever seen, the Rangers rallied after trailing for the majority of the game to force overtime before Artemiy Panarin scored a game winner in the opening seconds of overtime to keep the Blueshirts undefeated in outdoor contests (CBS)

Mollie Walker notes that although Matt Rempe didn’t see the ice much in his NHL debut, he didn’t need much time before getting into his first fight against Matt Martin (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson saw Peter Laviolette finally get reverse his fortunes in outdoor games, with yesterday’s win being his first after losing his previous four (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Rangers’ come from behind victory at MetLife Stadium (LoHud)

Mike Fink thinks the Islanders would do well to use the Rangers as a model for team building as they look to dig their way out of what appears to be perpetual mediocrity on Long Island (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Boston Bruins’ forward Oskar Steen and Detroit Red Wings’ forward Matt Luff were both placed on waivers (TSN)

With the 2024 Stadium Series officially in the books, the NHL has now seen 41 outdoor games (NBC Sports)

Sonny Sachdeva details the long overdue retirement of Jaromir Jagr’s #68 by the Pittsburgh Penguins and all the festivities from yesterday’s ceremony (Sportsnet)