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Bantering Points: 8/5/20

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CAR 4, NYR 1 (5:02 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Much like the rest of their season, shoddy scoring depth and defensive play that would make Junior B players look like Nicklas Lidstrom doomed the Rangers, as their 4.5 month hiatus ended up being worth four days of action (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks attempts to spin New York’s embarrassing performance against Carolina into a positive (NY Post)
  • Greg Joyce hears that even for all the youth on the Blueshirts, the team doesn’t see their play as a learning experience quite yet (NY Post)
  • Ryan Kennedy marks last night’s defeat as the official end of the Henrik Lundqvist era on Broadway (The Hockey News)
  • Jim Bay writes that in spite of playing better than they did in Games 1 and 2, better wasn’t good enough for the Rangers to avoid getting swept (Empire Sports Media)
  • Steve Paulus examines the aftermath of New York’s quick exit from the 24 team playoff tournament (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost believes that with Carey Price playing like his vintage self, the Montreal Canadiens could be a dangerous opponent should they advance into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston discusses the melancholy feeling for the Toronto Maple Leafs as defenseman Jake Muzzin was injured during his team’s Game 2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz recaps the Calgary Flames’ 6-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets to take a 2-1 series lead (NBC Sports)