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Bantering Points: 8/3/20

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that David Quinn can’t afford to deploy his players as incorrectly as he did on Saturday for the Rangers to get back into the series (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett saw Henrik Lundqvist’s Game 1 performance as a prime example of Lundqvist’s status as more than just another backup goaltender (WFAN)
  • Steve Paulus examines the argument surrounding which goaltender should start Game 2 this afternoon (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also paints the picture of Justin Williams as one of the Blueshirts’ greatest nemesis as of late (Blue Line Station)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (3:45) and Jacob Trouba and Brendan Smith (6:53) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • After suffering injuries during the opening game of their qualifying round series, Winnipeg Jets’ forwards Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele did not participate in practice yesterday (Sportsnet)
  • Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended one game for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Edmonton Oilers’ forward Tyler Ennis (TSN)
  • Ryan Kennedy highlights the Vegas Golden Knights are keeping themselves occupied in the Western Conference bubble (The Hockey News)