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Bantering Points: 11/22/19

NHL: OCT 05 Rangers at Senators Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that Wednesday’s night win continued Henrik Lundqvist’s ascent up the all-time wins leaderboards (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks writes that Artemiy Panarin’s early season performance has been more than worth the hefty price tag that was paid to land him in free agency (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano heard what some of Panarin’s teammates think about what he brings to the Blueshirts (LoHud)
  • Denis Gorman relays word that although he’s making progress, Mika Zibanejad won’t return to game action until he endures a full practice (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett believes that while wins and standings points are important, they aren’t the only metric to judge New York’s success on when the season draws to a close (WFAN)
  • Steve Paulus highlights Lauri Pajuniemi as the rising star among the Rangers’ prospects (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also explained why David Quinn’s penalty kill units have been abominable thus far (Blue Line Station)
  • Tom Albano lists some numbers that tell the tale of Lundqvist’s career (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz ponders which team will scoop up former Toronto Maple Leafs’ had coach Mike Babcock (NBC Sports)
  • The New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-3 margin in overtime, setting a new franchise record of 16 consecutive games (15-0-1) picking up a point in the standings (TSN)
  • Emily Sadler discusses what we can learn from the last five seasons worth of mid-year coaching changes (Sportsnet)