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Bantering Points: 4/13/17

News and notes for Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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The Rangers shocked the hockey world winning Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens thanks to a shutout from Henrik Lundqvist and an insurance goal from Michael Grabner. Yeah, those were definitely the two major factors in the team's win, so let's move on. With New York only 15 wins away from the Stanley Cup now, it might be a good time to start mapping out the parade route down the Canyon of Heroes. Anyway, here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Darren Dreger reports that former Florida Panthers bench boss Gerard Gallant will be named the first head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights (TSN)
  • Josh Cooper passes along word that Los Angeles Kings forward Jarome Iginla doesn't plan on retiring (Puck Daddy)
  • Sean McIndoe breaks down how to deal with the scores of insufferable Toronto Maple Leafs. That's a bit redundant, but you get the point (The Hockey News)
  • Taylor Baird writes that former St. Louis Blues coach is set to succeed Lindy Ruff as head coach of the Dallas Stars (Defending Big D)