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Bantering Points: 4/21/21

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYI 6, NYR 1 (4:56 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: After riding high in the wake of their four consecutive victories over New Jersey, David Quinn’s squad was smacked back down to Earth by the Islanders (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks details how even if the 2020-21 season would have been played as a normal one, the Rangers would find themselves in a similar position in the playoff chase (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker describes how Jacob Trouba has evolved his game in order to play up to the caliber of the $56 million caliber player he was signed to be (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson chatted with Ryan Strome about his time as an Islander early in his career, his fit as Artemiy Panarin’s center, and more (Newsday)
  • Brian Abate examines Pavel Buchnevich’s breakout campaign (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Boston Bruins defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a 2-0 margin to increase their lead to six standings points over the Rangers for the final playoff spot in the MassMutual East Division (TSN)
  • James O’Brien reports that New Jersey Devils’ defenseman Pernell-Karl Subban and Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen have been placed on the COVID Protocol list (NBC Sports)
  • Former New York Islanders’ goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named the general manager of Team Canada for the 2021 IIHF World Championships (TSN)