Bantering Points: 2/23/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, NJD 1 (5:00 video via

Game Recap: It was a typically chippy game in Newark with an ejection less than three minutes into the game, a lot more Rangers goals than Devils goals, and a stadium that was primarily filled with Rangers fans by the time the horn sounded on New York’s ninth consecutive victory (CBS)

Larry Brooks details the effect Matt Rempe and Adam Edstrom have had on the Rangers since being recalled from AHL Hartford (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that the Blueshirts are set to begin a run filled with divisional games as the calendar approaches March (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from K’Andre Miller regarding his ongoing, 20+ game goal drought and why the young defenseman has not gotten discouraged (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offered his takeaways from New York’s latest beat down of the Devils (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Rory Boylen examines how some of the league’s tight playoff races will affect the trade deadline (Sportsnet)

Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Mark Stone will be out on a week-to-week basis with an upper body injury (ESPN)

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired forward Alex Nylander and a conditional sixth round selection in the 2026 Entry Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Emil Bemstrom (TSN)