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Bantering Points: 10/9/17

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News and notes for Monday, October 9th, 2017

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The Rangers were in need of major adjustments, and Alain Vigneault responded in a major way. After dropping their first two games while giving up twelve goals, Vigneault tweaked his lineup to allow for more defensive players to see the ice, and the results speak for themselves. A stellar defensive effort by the team allowed Henrik Lundqvist to record a shutout as the Rangers won 2-0. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker received a call from the Australian Prime Minister after becoming the first Australian forward to skate in the NHL (Sportsnet)
  • Erik Wollschlager discusses how rookie forwards Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick have made their presence felt without touching the score sheet (FanRag)
  • Jared Clinton reminisces on the first goal scorer in each NHL arena (The Hockey News)