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Bantering Points: 1/15/21

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYI 4, NYR 0 (4:59 video via
  • Game Recap: A first period that saw Jack Johnson take a minor penalty that lead directly to a goal, as well as fail to dump a puck in from the red line that turned into a goal seconds later served as the highlights for David Quinn’s squad on opening night (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks believes that the Blueshirts should be ashamed of the product they put on the ice last night (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker hears that Artemiy Pananrin believes his best on Broadway is yet to come (NY Post)
  • Colin Stehenson notes that although the team avoided an injury scare with Igor Shesterkin, Kevin Rooney was not so lucky (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night’s pitiful performance (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that even with what appears to be a settled goaltending situation, that could change awfully quickly in Rangerstown (WFAN)
  • Frank Seravalli discusses the sliver linings from Alexis Lafreniere’s uneventful NHL debut (TSN)
  • Brian Abate argues that the Blueshirts must take lessons away from the Lias Andersson situation in order to avoid any repeat occurences (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman examine$ the po$$ibility of heavily $plitting goaltending dutie$ due to the conden$ed $chedule thi$ $ea$on (The Athletic)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (6:01) and K‘Andre Miller and Alexis Lafreniere (1:56) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • St. Louis Blues’ forward Sammy Blais has been suspended for two games as a result of an illegal hit to the head during Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche (TSN)
  • Eric Francis focuses on a pair of sloppy periods as the cause of the Calgary Flames’ eleventh consecutive season opening loss (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien saw Edmonton Oilers’ forward Connor McDavid post a hat trick in his first game of the season (Sportsnet)