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Bantering Points: 2/10/20

New York Rangers v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Around the NHL:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, LAK 1 (4:58 video via
  • Game Recap: A Herculean effort from Igor Shesterkin propelled the Rangers past the Kings in a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks bemoans the death of some Original Six rivalries, as well as other hockey related musings (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders whether or not Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin should skate on a line together (LoHud)
  • Jim Bay discusses how Henrik Lundqvist has fallen out of the Rangers’ regular goaltending rotation (Empire Sports Media)
  • Tom Castro suggests that Henrik Lundqvist should exit stage left in order to pursue a championship (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair and Barak Goldman reminisce on some of the major trades the Rangers and Kings have made over the years (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brain Paget notes that even as his first season on Broadway comes to a close, John Davidson still has plenty of work to do (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • The Edmonton Oilers agreed to a two year, $11.2 million contract extension with defenseman Darnell Nurse (Copper N’ Blue)
  • Steven Ellis lists ten of the best defenseman set to enter restricted free agency in the offseason (The Hockey News)
  • Jordan Horrobin sat down with former Ranger Markus Naslund to discuss his time playing with the Sedin twins in Vancouver (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien ponders the possibility of watching Alexander Ovechkin breaking Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record (NBC Sports)
  • Boston Bruins’ defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has been suspended for two games after delivering a hit to the head against Arizona Coyotes’ forward Derek Stepan (TSN)