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Bantering Points: 10/26/21

NHL: OCT 25 Flames at Rangers Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CGY 5, NYR 1 (5:03 video via
  • Game Recap: Much like the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the Blueshirts were dominated by a Darryl Sutter coached team, except this time they didn’t quite have the goaltending to prevent a blowout (CBS)
  • Mollie Walker writes that in a night where they desperately needed offense against a defensively stingy Flames team, the Blueshirts offseason decision to load up on grit and physicality didn’t do much to help them (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that with Ryan Strome returning from his symptomatic bout with COVID-19, Artemiy Panarin should be able to get back on track (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night’s defeat (LoHud)
  • Tom Castro believes that both Rod Gilbert and Henrik Lundqvist will have their legendary careers overlooked due to not winning a championship (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy relays word that New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood has received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot (NBC Sports)
  • A fan at the Dallas Stars game allegedly taunted Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender Elvis Merzlikins about the offseason death of former teammate Matiss Kivlenieks (Sportsnet)