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Bantering Points: 4/1/19

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Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers - Game Four Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3, PHI 0 (4:12 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Strong efforts from Ryan Strome and Alexandar Georgiev helped propel to the Rangers to a critical two points (CBS)
  • Peter Botte hears why Strome thinks his play has improved as of late (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks notes that Georgiev’s strong play as of late has made the battle to succeed Henrik Lundqvist a bit more interesting (NY Post)
  • Brooks also details how Brendan Lemieux’s strong start on Broadway came to a crashing halt with yesterday’s healthy scratch (NY Post)
  • Rick Carpiniello $ee$ Pavel Buchnevich’$ recent $urge a$ a $ign of David Quinn’$ po$itive impact on the young Ru$$ian $tar (The Athletic)
  • Robby Sabo lists Mark Messier as the second greatest hero in New York sports’ history (Elite Sports NY)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis believes that the time has come for Brady Skjei to establish himself as one of the Rangers’ franchise cornerstones (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus suggests that with the way the standings have fallen over the last few days, Rangers fans should stop worrying about lottery seeding and enjoy the final games of the season (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: With his 83rd NHL game yesterday, Filip Chytil jumped into 2nd placee with 83 games skated as a teenager for the Rangers, trailing only Manny Malhotra (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn,(3:29) Alexandar Georgiev,(1:37) and Ryan Strome (1:50) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • The Calgary Flames defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 5-3, clinching the Pacific Division title as well as home ice throughout the first three rounds of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs (TSN)
  • After 12 seasons of play, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League is set to cease operations exactly one month from today, the league announced yesterday (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down behind some of the frontrunners for the Norris Trophy (Sportsnet)
  • Ken Campbell ponders how many more 50+ goal seasons Alex Ovechkin is capable of putting up (The Hockey News)