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Bantering Points: 5/7/21

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Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: BOS 4, NYR 0 (5:02 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: The Blueshirts must’ve thought that their season ended after Wednesday’s game against Washington, as that would be the only logical explanation for their performance yesterday (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks heard from Jim Dolan about the motivating factors that contributed to the unexpected firings of Jeff Gorton and John Davidson (NY Post)
  • Brooks also believes that Drury’s experience as a former player and captain for the Rangers could give him an advantage with the team that Gorton never had (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker notes that New York’s lack of mettle on the ice was a major part of Dolan’s decision (NY Post)
  • Neil Best points out that the specter of Glen Sather still looms over the organization, and it’ll impact their team building moving forward (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from hearing Drury and Sather address the media yesterday afternoon (LoHud)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down the number$ behind New York’$ performance leading up to the front office upheaval (The Athletic)
  • Media Availability: Morgan Barron,(2:42) Zac Jones,(1:13) and Chris Drury and Glen Sather (14:30) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Jeff Carter scored four goals to help his team defeat the Buffalo Sabres by an 8-4 margin (TSN)
  • The AHL has approved the planned move of the Vancouver Canucks’ minor league affiliate from Utica, NY to Abbotsford, B.C. in Canada (Sportsnet)
  • Mike Zeisberger hears that Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltender Frederik Andersen felt rusty in his return to action on a conditioning stint with AHL Toronto, stopping 12 out of 14 shots in roughly half of a game for the Marlies (NHL.com)