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Bantering Points: 1/26/19

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2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills - Save Streak Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks sat down with David Quinn to discuss his coaching style, and the evolution of the league since his previous stint in the NHL, and more (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro examines how the Edmonton Oilers stack up as potential trading partners for New York (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Tom Albano discusses how special teams, goaltending, and defense have gotten the Rangers to where they are now (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus writes about how the Blueshirts can climb back into contention (Blue Line Station)
  • Jennifer Moglia dives into Pavel Buchnevich’s offensive production compared to seasons past (Blue Line Station)
  • Henrik Lundqvist won the All-Star Save Streak challenge, stopping 12 consecutive shooters to edge out Andre Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (5:29 video via Official Team Site)
  • Lundqvist also addressed the media and sat for a Q&A session (Videos of 1:43, 2:54, 0:20, and 3:53 via Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Connor McDavid, John Carlson, and Johnny Gaudreau were among the players who joined Lundqvist as winners of skills competitions at All-Star weekend (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reports the full details for next season’s slate of outdoor games, confirming the Nashville Predators as the Dallas Stars’ opponent at the 2020 Winter Classic, and the Los Angeles Kings heading into Denver for the 2020 Stadium Series (NBC Sports)
  • Gary Bettman states that after debuting the technology publicly this weekend, the NHL will use puck ad player tracking powered by SAP starting next season (TSN)