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Bantering Points: Victory Monday Edition

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News and notes for Victory Monday, 2017

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With a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, the Rangers were able to keep pace in the Metropolitan Division race. With another two points in the bank, New York will have a day off before continuing their home stand tomorrow night against the Anaheim Ducks. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, CGY 3 (4:44 Video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Despite a sub-par effort, the Rangers notched three goals in the third period to earn two points (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks heard from Mark Messier and Brad Park about their decisions to not wear Rangers' jerseys at the NHL's centennial festivities over All-Star Weekend (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay hears about how Jesper Fast's teammates appreciate his fearless play throughout the season (Newsday)
  • Scott Charles offers his thoughts on yesterday's 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Alexandra Russo believes that New York's bottom six forwards must improve if the team wants to keep pace down the stretch (Blue Line Station)
  • Pat from BSB highlights Josh Manson as a possible trade target for Jeff Gorton to consider (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Postgame Notes: Chris Kreider tied his career high in goals during yesterday's game, finding the back of the net for the 21st time this season (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Jesper Fast,(1:10) Henrik Lundqvist,(3:26) J.T. Miller,(1:01) and Ryan McDonagh (1:27) (Official Team Site)
  • He played 114 games as a Ranger after being drafted 9th overall in 1999, and is currently a member of EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Jamie Lundmark (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Greg Wyshynski reports that the NHL salary cap is expected to remain stagnant heading into the 2017-18 season (Puck Daddy)
  • Languishing at the bottom of the standings, look for the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes to be active as the trade deadline approaches (TSN)
  • Matt Larkin relays stories from Ray Ferrarro, Scott Mellanby, and four other players as they discuss their experiences in being selected in past expansion drafts (The Hockey News)