Bantering Points: 2/7/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, CGY 4 (5:02 video via
  • Game Recap: A spirited, back and forth contest between the Rangers and Flames needed more than 60 minutes to decide a winner, and Alexis Lafreniere emerged as the overtime hero and set the Blueshirts on the right foot coming out of the All-Star break (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks ponders if last night’s overtime goal will be the spark that gets Lafreniere going in the second half of the season (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker notes that a multi-goal performance earned Chytil the honor of a raucous Madison Square Garden crowd chanting his name during the course of play against Calgary (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson points out the physicality of last night’s contest, with Jacob Trouba once again being a main contributor to that aspect (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s thrilling victory over the Flames (LoHud)/

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