Bantering Points: 2/8/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, TBL 1 (5:00 video via

Game Recap: A pair of goals from Jimmy Vesey and another solid effort out of Jonathan Quick push the Rangers’ winning streak up to three as they continue to get their season back on the rails (CBS)

Mollie Walker notes that with Wednesday being Jonathan Quick’s third consecutive start, the Blueshirts are inching towards what could become a goalie controversy (NY Post)

Larry Brooks pointed to the strong efforts out of Connor Mackey, Zac Jones, and Braden Schneider over the previous two games prior to Jacob Trouba’s return (NY Post)

Brooks also credited New York’s bottom six, namely Vesey’s two goal performance, for leading the way in the victory over the Lightning (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson made note of the defensive success the trio of Vesey, Barclay Goodrow, and Tyler Pitlick had when matched up against Nikita Kucherov on Wednesday (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offered his takeaways from New York’s latest victory (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Elliotte Friedman authors the latest edition of 32 Thoughts (Sportsnet)

Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Brendan Dillon has been suspended three games for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Noel Acciari on Tuesday (ESPN)

The Calgary Flames agreed to a two year, $2 million contract extension with forward Martin Pospisil (TSN)