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B1ntering Points: 5/22/20

New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce notes that the Rangers would be paired up with the Carolina Hurricanes in a preliminary round preceding the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs (NY Post)
  • Steve Paulus takes a look at Igor Shesterkin’s KHL playoff experience (Blue Line Station)
  • Scott Esposito examines the full picture of a potential 24 team playoff tournament (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Abate suggests that the Blueshirts have missed Mats Zuccarello this season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Bay disscusses Andy Bathgate’s role in the advent of masks for goaltenders in hockey (Empire Sport Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Ken Campbell talks about the fairness, or lack thereof, in the proposed playoff format (The Hockey News)
  • The Canadian and American national teams have been placed in the same group for the 2021 IIHF World Championships (Sportsnet)
  • The Players’ Association is expected to wrap up their vote concerning the 24 team playoff proposal by tonight (TSN)