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Bantering Points: 5/23/22

Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3, CAR 1 (5:06 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: It wasn’t the prettiest win, but Igor Shesterkin gave the Blueshirts a strong effort in goal and the team’s top players found the back of the net in order to win Game 3 and hold serve on home ice (CBS)
  • Ethan Sears heard from Gerard Gallant following yesterday’s victory, and Gallant was still furious over the on-ice conduct Carolina displayed at the end of the game (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks notes that even the lone goal Shesterkin allowed was a soft one, the rest of the game was a master class on goaltending that is benefiting the rest of the team (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s matinee victory (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost examines the nearly leaguewide occurrences of high end offense overwhelming their defensive counterparts (TSN)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two year, $1.6 million contract extension with defenseman Mark Giordano (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • Adam Gretz recaps the action from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers to take a 3-0 lead in the Atlantic Division Finals (NBC Sports)