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Bantering Points: 2/12/20

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New York Rangers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, WPG 1 (4:59 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Another Herculean effort from Igor Shesterkin and two goals from Chris Kreider let the Rangers flypast the Jets in Winnipeg (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that Jacob Trouba didn’t get the warmest of receptions in his first game back in Manitoba since being traded over the summer (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson wrote that even prior to last night’s contest, New York’s third line of Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko, and Phil Di Giuseppe has been impressive (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus believes that the Pittsburgh Penguins’ acquisition of Jason Zucker has taken them out of the running in the Chris Kreider sweepstakes (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto sees David Quinn’s decision to ride Shesterkin’s strong play as a reasonable conclusion to the Blueshirts’ three goalie rotation (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jeb Biggart reminisces on the six players in franchise history to score 100 points in a single season (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down how Artemiy Panarin ha$ performed in hi$ fir$t $ea$on on Broadway (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • CJ Woodling reports that last night’s game between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks was postponed after Blues’ defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period and was taken to a local hospital (Anaheim Calling)
  • Ken Campbell thinks that in the midst of radical changes reportedly coming to MLB’s playoff format, the NHL would be wise to leave theirs alone (The Hockey News)
  • Andrew Berkshire takes a look at how Jason Zucker will fit in Pittsburgh after arriving from the Minnesota Wild via trade (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli relays word that in spite of slipping out of the thick of the playoff race, the Arizona Coyotes have no plans to move Taylor Hall prior to the trade deadline (TSN)