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Bantering Points: 3/30/19

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St Louis Blues v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, STL 2 (4:13 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: The Rangers attempted to play spoiler to St. Louis’ hopes of clinching a playoff berth, but by the end of the night, the Blues were in and the Rangers earned two points they really couldn’t afford to take (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks hears that in spite of being called “disrespectful” by Boston Bruins’ head coach Bruce Cassidy, the Blueshirts won’t let it affect them (NY Post)
  • Brooks also noted that David Quinn has found a potential solution to his team’s propensity for taking too many men penalties (NY Post)
  • Rick Carpiniello $ugge$t$ that Alexandar Georgiev’$ $trong play down the stretch i$ muddying the future of the Blueshirt$’ crea$e (The Athletic)
  • Justin Bonhard details how Tony DeAngelo has gone from a failed reclamation project to one of New York’s best defenders in just 12 months (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro offered his thought’s on the state of the team prior to last night’s game (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus argues in favor of the Blueshirts making a bold move and signing Erik Karlsson in free agency (Blue Line station)
  • Postgame Notes: Ryan Strome’s 16th goal since arriving in New York leads all players who have been traded during the course of the season (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn,(2:43) Alexandar Georgiev,(1:57) and Marc Staal (2:03) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Chase Kell relays the story of how a knee-on-knee hit from Raffi Torres changed and ultimately cut the career of former Ranger Emerson Etem short (Yahoo)
  • The Blues weren’t the only team to clinch a playoff berth in spite of losing, as the Vegas Golden Knights had their ticket punched during their 3-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton ponders which Wild Card teams will be able to make their playoff matchups against division champions intriguing (The Hockey News)
  • Mike Johnston rates the Carolina Hurricanes’ now-retired Storm Surge celebrations (Sportsnet)