bantering points: 4/28/24

here are today's news and links:

rangers news:

mollie walker relays the sentiment that peter laviolette was not happy with the way game 3 was officiated, in spite of laviolette's choice to not elaborate on the matter to avoid league discipline (ny post)

walker also hears how even as the blueshirts are on the doorstep of the franchise's first playoff series sweep since 2007, the presidents' trophy winners continue to block out the outside noise (ny post)

larry brooks writes that for all the hubbub surrounding matt rempe from media types outside of new york, the towering rookie remains a key part of the rangers' forward depth (ny post)

colin stephenson heard from rempe about his role on the team and knowing when the right and wrong times to respond to washington's attempts at physicality are (newsday)

stephenson also chatted with artemiy panarin about the boos that rained down on him whenever he touched the puck in game 3, and those same boos will likely return for game 4 (newsday)

vincent mercogliano followed suit in chatting with rempe about his play through the first three playoff games of his nhl career (lohud)

washington's trevor van riemsdyk will not play tonight after leaving game 3 with an upper-body injury (sportsnet)

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around the nhl:

greg wyshynski recaps the new york islanders game 4 double overtime victory, a 3-2 margin over the carolina hurricanes to avoid a sweep and force game 5 on tuesday in raleigh (espn)

jordan mcpherson tells the story of the tampa bay lightning's game 4 victory, a convincing 6-3 win to stave off elimination at the hands of the florida panthers (miami herald)

the boston bruins secured a 3-1 victory in game 4 of their series against the toronto maple leafs to take a 3-1 series lead (tsn)