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Bantering Points: 8/2/20

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CAR 3, NYR 2 (5:01 video via
  • Game Recap: An early goal and an early fight set the tone for the Rangers’ eventual defeat (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks writes that if yesterday represented Henrik Lundqvist’s final performance with the Rangers, it was a worthy final effort (NY Post)
  • Greg Joyce pinpoints the Blueshirts’ 0/7 performance on the powerplay as a critical factor in New York’s loss (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts on the team’s Game 1 loss against Carolina (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus suggests that you don’t make too much of the team’s 3-2 loss to open their qualifying round series (Blue Line Station)
  • Brendan Azoff argues that whether or not the Blueshirts’ win the series, it will go down as a successful season in their books (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • The NHL ruled that the Edmonton Oilers will transfer a third round pick to the Islanders following the team’s Milan Lucic/James Neal swap (TSN)
  • The New York Islanders took care of business unlike their cross town counterparts, as they defeated the Florida Panthers by a 2-1 margin (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien relays word that Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba made note of the NHL’s commitment to future social justice issues (NBC Sports)