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Bantering Points: 3/21/21

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Game Recap: Brett Howden continued his offensive outburst by finding the back of the net and putting the dagger into Washington’s comeback attempt (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks relays word that Kris Knoblauch will coach at least the next two games as the rest of New York’s staff remains in the league’s COVID Protocols (NY Post)
  • Brooks also passes along word that Jack Johnson will miss the remainder of the season following core muscle surgery (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson heard that coach Knoblauch was befuddled when he was told Alexis Lafreniere played in his lowest amount of ice time of the season thus far during last night’s cotnest (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from last night’s victory in Washington (LoHud)
  • Jim Bay gives his assessment of the team’s most recent win (Empire Sports Media)
  • Media Availability: Mika Zibanejad,(4:14) Kris Knoblauch,(3:18) and Keith Kinkaid (2:29) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Melissa Burgess reports that the Buffalo Sabres have acquired a sixth round draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Jonas Johansson (Die By The Blade)
  • James O’Brien recaps the action from around the league yesterday (NBC Sports)
  • While he might not be getting the attention that he necessarily deserves, Vancouver Canucks’ goaltender Thatcher Demko should be a candidate for the Vezina Trophy (Sportsnet)
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