Bantering Points: 2/7/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3*, BOS 3 (5:37 video via
  • Game Recap: The Blueshirts clawed back from a two goal deficit in the final 20:00 to force overtime and tie the Bruins at the end of overtime (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks notes that offense from the Rangers’ secondary scoring helped them tie with the Bruins after 65:00 of hockey (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that after a rough start to the season, Vladislav Namestnikov has become one of David Quinn’s more reliable skaters (Newsday)
  • Drew Way compares the Rangers’ players to characters on The Sopranos (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Steve Paulus examines what Auston Matthews’ recent mega-extension with Toronto means for the Blueshirts (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis notes that Cody McLeod’s departure could be Vinni Lettieri’s last, best chance to make his mark in the NHL (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Logan chatted with members of the UConn hockey team to discuss Adam Huska’s progress in his junior season (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Dan Rozel relays word that the New Jersey Devils traded forward Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2nd round selection in the 2019 Entry Draft (All About the Jersey)
  • Pete Blackbrun reports that Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL and meniscus on Tuesday night (CBS)
  • Ottawa Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk came out and stated that once his team’s rebuild is complete, he will be looking to spend “close” to the salary cap from 2021-2025 (Sportsnet)
  • Stephen Whyno argues that teams’ proximity to the playoff bubble is a major factor in little activity in the weeks before the trade deadline arrives (NBC Sports)/