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Bantering Points: 12/15/19

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New York Rangers v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: ANA 3*, NYR 3 (5:03 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Artemiy Panarin and Mika Zibanejad shouldered the load for New York offensively as they played the Ducks to a draw after 65:00 of hockey (CBS)
  • Colin Stephenson ponders whether or not Alexandar Georgiev’s stellar play has been enough to secure his future on Broadway (Newsday)
  • Brett Cyrgalis sees yesterday’s failure to nail down two points as another example of the Blueshirts’ consistent inconsistency (NY Post)
  • Rachel Nones lists five traits that have defined the Rangers’ season thus far (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Larry Brooks believes that the league’s failure to capitalize on its appeal outside of North America as its biggest failure (NY Post)
  • Adam Gretz relays word that Anthony Duclair exacted some revenge on his former coach John Tortorella, as the Ottawa Senators’ forward netted a hat trick en route to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire pinpoints a lack of solid goaltending as the root of the Edmonton Oilers’ problems as of late (Sportsnet)
  • Pierre LeBrun reports that upwards of five teams are in pursuit of New Jersey Devils’ forward Taylor Hall, as Hall sat out of last night’s contest in Arizona as a healthy scratch (TSN)
  • Tom Gulitti hears that Washington Capitals’ owner Ted Leonsis intends to do everything in his power to keep Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in our nation’s capital for the length of their careers (NHL.com)