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Bantering Points: 1/13/19

NHL: New York Rangers at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 2, NYI 1 (4:38 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A late tally from Mats Zuccarello allowed the Rangers to break a 1-1 tie and split their home-and-home with the Islanders (CBS)
  • Neil Best heard from Marc Staal and David Quinn regarding Rick Nash’s retirement (Newsday)
  • Prior to tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nash is slated to drop a ceremonial puck (1st Ohio Battery)
  • Dave Shapiro recapped the Hartford Wolfpack’s 6-3 defeat against the Providence Bruins from Friday night (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jason Bisnoff believes that the month of April will be a key one for the direction of the Blueshirts’ rebuild (Elite Sports NY)
  • Mollie Walker examines how K’Andre Miller’s first post-draft season has gone (The Hockey Writers)
  • Tom Castro argues that the organization’s logjam at center has slowed the first season of their rebuild (The Hockey Writers)
  • Postgame Notes: For the first time in since March 2015, the Rangers went into the Islanders’ building and came away with two points (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Alexandar Georgiev (1:15) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Eric Francis points out that Calgary Flames’ forward Michael Frolik has been producing in greater minutes since his agent called for Frolik to receive more ice time (Sportsnet)
  • Mark Masters argued that last night’s Toronto-Boston contest, which was eventually won by the Bruins, would serve as a statement game for the Maple Leafs (TSN)
  • In the wake of his arrest and subsequent suspension for domestic assault, Nashville Predators’ forward Austin Watson said that the incident stemmed from a relapse in 27 months of sobriety (NBC Sports)
  • Jared Clinton lists the bottom five free agent signings of the summer based on points/$$$ (The Hockey News)