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Bantering Points: 12/30/16

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News and Notes for Friday, December 30th, 2016

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New York's powerplay came through in a big way last night, as they scored four goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Matt Puempel, who inexplicably continues to get time on the man advantage, made the most of it by netting three of the team's four goals on the powerplay as he recorded the first hat trick of his career. With Arizona now in the rear view mirror, the Rangers will prepare for a game against yet another cellar-dwelling team, the Colorado Avalanche. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell's streak of 432 consecutive games played came to an end last night, as he watched his team defeat the Nashville Predators 3-2 (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost dives into the Colorado Avalanche, and how they could find themselves in some dubious company by season's end (TSN)
  • Greg Wyshynski previews tomorrow night's history-making showdown between the Minnesota Wild, winners of twelve straight games, and the Columbus Blue Jackets, winners of fourteen straight games (Puck Daddy)
  • John Scott headlines the top 10 storylines in hockey from 2016 (The Hockey News)