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Bantering Points: 5/7/17

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News and notes for Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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For the third time in their last five attempts, the Rangers blew a lead late in the 3rd Period, and managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Due to some puzzling personnel decisions, such as having Marc Staal and Tanner Glass on the ice defending a one goal lead, the Rangers threw away their chance to take control of the series, and now face elimination on Tuesday night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Josh Benetau reports that the Buffalo Sabres are expected to name Pittsburgh Penguins' associate general manager Jason Botterill as the team's next general manager (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli expects video review for goaltender interference to be a hotly contested subject of debate among league officials over the summer (TSN)
  • Greg Wyshynski heard from Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan, who said his team's 3-1 (now 3-2) series lead wouldn't impact his decision on re-inserting Sidney Crosby into the lineup, which he did (Puck Daddy)
  • Dom Luszczyszyn breaks down how regular season Alex Ovechkin stacks up against playoff Alex Ovechkin (The Hockey News)