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Bantering Points: 11/22/16

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The Rangers bounced back in style last night, scoring five unanswered goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now having put an end to their first losing streak of the season, New York will head back home and begin preparations for a rematch with Pittsburgh tomorrow night. Here are today's news and links:

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Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, PIT 2 (4:22 Video via NHL.com)
  • Larry Brooks offers his thoughts on the Rangers making another dip into the pool of Ottawa's 2011 First Round draft picks, as the team claimed Matt Puempel on waivers yesterday (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch recaps last night's decisive win over the Penguins (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay relays word from Alain Vigneault that rookie sensation Pavel Buchnevich has not suffered any structural damage in his back, and should return in 2-3 weeks (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett discusses how the team will struggle to find a replacement for Mika Zibanejad until he returns to the lineup (CBS)
  • Jonathan Marrero questions whether or not the Rangers have missed having Dylan McIlrath as an option to spell their top six defenseman (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro attempts to figure out the rationale behind Alain Vigneault's choices with the team's defensive pairings (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Adam Gretz points out how the Rangers' have sifted their identity from a sturdy, defense first team into an offensive juggernaut (NBC Sports)
  • Donavan Burns believes that New York needs to have a "next man up mentality" if they want to survive the barrage of injuries they've been affected by recently (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Cerny sees the ongoing home and home with Pittsburgh as a major measuring stick for the Rangers to determine who they really are (The Hockey Writers)
  • Postgame Notes: Michael Grabner has pulled into a tie for the league lead in goals, while the Rangers' continued their success after giving up the first goal and while holding a lead entering the 3rd Period (Official Team Site)
  • Matt Calamia chatted with an upbeat Matt Puempel after New York claimed him on waivers yesterday afternoon (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interview: J.T. Miller (1:03) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Jared Clinton notes that the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs have officially revealed their uniforms for the upcoming Centennial Classic (The Hockey News)
  • Frank Seravalli examines who the seven Canadian teams would protect if the 2017 Expansion Draft was held today (TSN)
  • Three Stars of the Week: Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward, and Washington Capitals center have been named the NHL's Three Stars of the Week (Sportsnet)
  • Greg WyshynskI saw that the NHL has officially made changes to it's All-Star voting process in the hopes of avoiding another situation like the one that dominated the the headlines in Nashville last season (Puck Daddy)
  • Tuscon Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham is in critical but stable condition after being admitted to the hospital on Saturday night (USA Today)