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Bantering Points: 5/4/21

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Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: WSH 6, NYR 3 (4:57 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Even with their “B” team, the Capitals were able to assert themselves both on the scoreboard and the physicality department en route to a convincing win over the Rangers (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks hears that a rift has formed between New York’s top, skilled players and David Quinn due to Quinn’s preference for all of his players to play like troglodytes on ice (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson remarks that the time has come for the Blueshirts to tinker with some different forward and defense combinations in advance of next season (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night’s defeat (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate points out the injuries that have exposed the Rangers’ lack of defensive depth (The Hockey Writers)
  • Sean Crimmins points out the strong defensive depth the Rangers could utilize as trade bait (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • James Tanner breaks down why Auston Matthews is in the midst of one of the greatest goal scoring seasons ever, and how a mid-season wrist injury is the only thing stopping Matthews’ performance from being the best ever (Editor In Leaf)
  • Montreal Canadiens’ forward Cole Caufield scored his second consecutive overtime winner to open his NHL career and seal his team’s win over the Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN)