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Bantering Points: 1/20/19

NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3, BOS 2 (4:24 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A multi-goal effort from Mika Zibanejad propelled the Rangers past the Bruins (CBS)
  • Colin Stephenson heard from David Quinn about how last night’s contest was homecoming of sorts for Adam McQuaid (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro makes the case for keeping Marc Staal and Tony DeAngelo together (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Tom Castro discusses how Brady Skjei has struggled to regain the form that led to Jeff Gorton signing him to a $31.5 million contract over the summer (The Hockey Writers)
  • Mollie Walker examines how Brett Howden and Filip Chytil’s rookie seasons have gone (The Hockey Writers)
  • Postgame Notes: Last night’s victory moved Henrik Lundqvist into sole possession o 6th place on the NHL’s all time wins list (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Adam McQuaid (2:02) and Mika Zibanejad (1:04) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down how David Rittich’s emergence as a consistent goaltender has helped push the Calgary Flames to the upper echelon of the Western Conference (Sportsnet)
  • Scott Billeck relays word that New Jersey Devils’ forward Kyle Palmieri is set to replace teammate Taylor Hall at the All-Star game (NBC Sports)
  • Sam McCaig ranks the league’s 31 starting goalies as teams head into the All-Star break (The Hockey News)