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Bantering Points: 4/12/21

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYI 3, NYR 2 (5:02 video via
  • Game Recap: A night of firsts saw Kyle Palmieri score his first goal as an Islander, Vitali Kravtsov notch his first NHL point, and Ryan Pulock score his first goal of the season to win the game for the Islanders (CBS)
  • Mollie Walker notes that Artemiy Panarin is off to one of the greatest starts in franchise history as he approaches his 100th game on Broadway (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks discusses the unusual silence that’s surrounded the Rangers leading up to today’s trade deadline (NY Post)
  • Neil Best believes that Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Sorokin will be the netminders of the future for both New York teams (Newsday)
  • Brian Abate examines the chemistry some of the Blueshirts’ young forwards are starting to develop (The Hockey Writers)
  • Media Availability: Brendan Smith,(5:06) David Quinn,(3:01) and Jacob Trouba (0:29) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • In a three team trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forwards Nick Foligno and Stefan Noesen, the San Jose Sharks acquired Toronto’s 4th round pick in the 2021 Entry Draft, and the Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Toronto’s 1st round pick in the 2021 Entry Draft, as well as a 4th round pick in the following draft (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • The Ottawa Senators made a pair of trades, sending defenseman Mike Reilly to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 3rd round pick in the 2022 Entry Draft, and also sent defenseman Braydon Coburn to the New York Islanders in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2022 Entry Draft (TSN)
  • Washington Capitals’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced that due to heart inflammation stemming from earlier surgery, he’ll be unable to join his team at all this season (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien catches us up on some of the moves that flew under the radar yesterday, including Nikta Gusev signing with the Florida Panthers and the Montreal Canadiens shuffling their defensive depth (NBC Sports)