Bantering Points: 2/21/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, DAL 1 (4:59 video via

Game Recap: Igor Shesterkin had a bounce back performance for the ages, stopping 41 shots as the Rangers generated just enough offense to let their star goaltender do his thing and extend the current winning streak to eight games (CBS)

Larry Brooks points to Seattle Kraken forward Alex Wennberg has a player Chris Drury as his eyes on ahead of the trade deadline (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that although Kaapo Kakko hasn’t found the back of the net too often this season, his game winning goal against Dallas could be a spark for the rest of the season (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard Peter Laviolette take note of Kakko’s recent uptick in offensive production (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s eighth consecutive win (LoHud)

Lucas Standel lists three Rangers that could be shipped out as the trade deadline approaches (The Hockey Writers)

The Hartford Wolf Pack have released Artem Anisimov from his professional tryout agreement (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

The Detroit Red Wings agreed to a four year, $12.8 million contract extension with forward Michael Rasmussen (TSN)

Local construction union leaders in northern Virginia have came out against a potential move of the Washington Capitals (and the NBA’s Washington Wizards) to Alexandria, Virginia (ESPN)

Gary Bettman upheld the five game suspension that was handed down to Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly (Sportsnet)