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Bantering Points: 12/19/18

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NHL: Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3, ANA 1 (3:26 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A late goal from Kevin Hayes against a potential trade deadline suitor earned the Rangers two points against (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis pinpoints a strong third period effort as the reason behind last night’s victory (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Lias Andersson is doing his best to adjust to the NHL level (Newsday)
  • Michael Delasandro examines how Vitali Kravtsov’s D+1 season in the KHL has gone so far (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus dives into New York’s inability to draft or acquire premium goal scorers (Blue Line Station)
  • $hayna Goldman offer$ her takeaway$ from David Quinn’$ player u$age and $ystematic deci$ion$ (The Athletic)
  • Bob Crawford went one-on-one with Libor Hajek to hear how Hajek has been adjusting to professional hockey (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Notes: Last night’s victory means the Rangers completed a season sweep of Randy Carlyle’s squad (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Andrew Berkshire highlights a fatal flaw for each of the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet)
  • Vancouver Canucks’ defenseman Olli Juolevi, the 5th overall selection in the 2016 Entry Draft, underwent knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign (TSN)
  • James O’Brien breaks down why the Los Angeles Kings might end up stuck with forward Jeff Carter throughout their rebuild whether they like it or not (NBC Sports)