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Bantering Points: 4/16/21

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New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, NJD 0 (5:01 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Our Mildly Disfavorable Rivals were unable to solve Igor Shesterkin for the second game in a row, as the Russian rookie earned his second shutout in as many games (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks doesn’t expect Zac Jones to be handed a lineup spot just for showing up to the team (NY Post)
  • Brooks also notes that even though the Devils’ players may be disheartened by the fire sale their team conducted at the deadline, they’re still not a team to underestimate (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that Jacob Trouba has taken on a vocal leadership role in New York’s locker room (Newsday)
  • Sean Crimmins sees Vitali Kravtsov’s strong start to his NHL career as a sign of things to come (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • In the wake of comments made by Jonathan Tanner Miller, the league has delayed the Vancouver Canucks return to play as the team exits a COVID-19 outbreak (TSN)
  • Taylor Hall scored his first goal as a Boston Bruin en route to a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders (Sportsnet)
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed forward Steven Stamkos on long term injured reserve (CBS)