Bantering Points: 2/26/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: CBJ 4. NYR 2 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: All that stood between the Rangers and franchise history was the worst team in the Eastern Conference, and that team proved to be too much for the Blueshirts to handle has Columbus secured victory in the game and the season series (CBS)

Mollie Walker notes that Matt Rempe once again found himself dropping the gloves early in a game, and was bloodied by Columbus’ Mathieu Oliver (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson details the Blueshirts’ streak-ending loss to the Blue Jackets (Newsday)

Tom Castro warns that a long term contract extension with Ryan Lindgren could lead to another Dan Girardi situation on Broadway (The Hockey Writers)

Lucas Standel listed three keys to New York’s now-broken winning streak prior to Sunday’s game (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury shut down any talk of a potential deadline deal as he wants to help Minnesota secure the final Wild Card spot up for grabs in the Western Conference (TSN)

On an eventful night in Chicago where Chris Chelios’ #7 ascended to the rafters and Patrick Kane returned to the United Center as a visitor for the first time, Kane scored the overtime winner to lead his Detroit Red Wings past the Blackhawks by a 3-2 score (Sportsnet)