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News and notes for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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The Garden faithful stepped into a time machine last night, and got teleported back to the 1980's to watch some vintage hockey. The Minnesota North Dallas Stars and New York Rangers ended up in an old-fashioned track meet, and the Stars came away with a 7-6 victory after chasing Henrik Lundqvist from the crease with a seven goal barrage through two periods. The Rangers will need to tighten up their defensive issues before their next game, which is tomorrow night in Toronto. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Dominik from LHH reports that the New York Islanders have relieved Jack Capuano of his head coaching duties, and named Doug Weight as interim head coach (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • The Islanders have already begun their search for the team's next head coach, as they have secured permission to interview Gerard Gallant from the Florida Panthers (TSN)
  • Josh Cooper passes along word that Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner was not happy after getting pulled against the Toronto Maple Leafs (Puck Daddy)
  • Matt Larkin wonders whether Monday night's 8-7 game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins was the greatest display of offense in NHL history (The Hockey News)
  • Here's a neat breakdown of why one-timers are the most dangerous shot teams can consistently generate (Hockey Graphs)