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Bantering Points: 11/19/16

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After falling in Columbus by the score of 4-2 last night, the Rangers will finally return home to prepare for a Sunday night game against Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers. With another stretch of three games in four days coming up, look for Alain Vigneault to follow through on his promise to rest Henrik Lundqvist and Dan Girardi on back-to-back's, just like he said he would. Here are today's news and links:

"This is fun, let's do this again next season. Just not in New York" "Agreed!"
"This is fun, let's do this again next season. Just not in New York" "Agreed!"
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Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CBJ 4, NYR 2 (4:06 Video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Goals from Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad weren't enough to carry the Rangers through a rare off night for Henrik Lundqvist (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks gives a thought provoking breakdown of what's allowed Mats Zuccarello to return the form he showed three seasons ago (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay offers an update on Pavel Buchnevich, stating that he should be ready to play tomorrow night barring another setback (Newsday)
  • Scott Charles muses on the success of the Rangers' road trip despite last night's loss at the hands of John Tortorella (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Postgame Notes: Ryan McDonagh and Brady Skjei have joined company with Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov, while Michael Grabner's goal scoring puts him in line with Rick Nash, Alex Ovechkin, and Marian Gaborik (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Henrik Lundqvist, (1:26) Marc Staal, (1:26) and Ryan McDonagh (1:41)

Around the NHL:

  • The NHL has elected not to inform goalies of any possible rule changes to the concussion protocol, plus bits and the NHL's carrot to dangle a the CBA bargaining table, and the recent injury bug biting the league's stars (NY Post)
  • Jason Brough reports that Peter Karmanos is looking to sell the Carolina Hurricanes, and is willing to sell to someone who would move the team out of Raleigh (NBC Sports)
  • In a year dominated by high scoring rookies, it only makes sense to look back on some of the greatest rookie seasons of all time (Sportsnet)
  • Greg Wyshynski passes along a rumor that the Las Vegas franchise's team name will be (Pck Daddy)