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Bantering Points: 12/17/18

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NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: VGK 4, NYR 3 (4:54 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A back and forth game ended with Henrik Lundqvist fishing the GWG out of his net in overtime (CBS)
  • Jesper Fast is slated to miss the next 2-4 weeks with an upper body injury (WFAN)
  • Larry Brooks heard from Henrik Lundqvist following New York’s defeat against Vegas (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 3-2 defeat to the Charlotte Checkers from Saturday night (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Tom Albano ponders when Jeff Gorton will begin the second round of the organization’s fire sale (The Hockey Writers)
  • Nicholas Zararis argues why David Quinn should be given the benefit of the doubt with regards to lineup decisions (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: With 37 hits and a season-high of 24 blocked shots, the Rangers brought their lunch pails to the rink yesterday afternoon (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • The Philadelphia Flyers, although they haven’t officially announced it yet, are set to relieve Dave Hakstol of head coaching duties and replace him with Joel Quenneville (Broad Street Hockey)
  • After spending time in the KHL taking away starts from Igor Shesterkin, Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Mikko Koskinen has made the most of his second sting in North America (TSN)
  • Ken Campbell ponders what it would mean for Alexander Ovechkin’s legacy if he fails to break Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal scoring record (The Hockey News)