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Bantering Points: 2/20/20

New York Rangers v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 6, CHI 3 (5:01 video via
  • Game Recap: An offensive explosion in the final 20:00 propelled the Blueshirts beyond the Blackhawks (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how Henrik Lundqvist has been coping with his unexpected ceding of the starting goaltender role (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also saw that in spite of being absent from the score sheet, Julien Gauthier made his presence felt in his Rangers’ debut (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears from David Quinn about the confidence he has in Adam Fox (Newsday)
  • Scott Blair pinpoints the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins as the most likely destinations for Chris Kreider after the trade deadline (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus ponders if a Kreider trade means the end of his days on Broadway or if a reunion a la New York Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman could be in order (Blue Line Station)
  • Alex Csedrik offers his take on how the Blueshirts should resolve their awkward goaltending situation (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto thinks that the goaltending trifecta is starting to become an untenable problem (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Former Rangers’ farmhand Aleksi Saarela notched the first goal of his NHL career to help the Florida Panthers knock off the Anaheim Ducks by a 4-1 margin (TSN)
  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down the premier goal scores currently available on the trade market ahead of Monday’s deadline (Sportsnet)
  • Danny Webster reports that the Vegas Golden Knights acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for 2nd round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 Entry Drafts (Knights on Ice)
  • Corey Sznajder gives us a statistical breakdown of the “Miracle On Ice” 40 years later (ESPN)