Bantering Points: 5/10/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, CAR 2 (5:05 video via

Game Recap: The Hurricanes gave the Rangers everything they had and tied the game late in regulation after pulling the goalie for an extra attacker, but Artemiy Panarin served as the overtime hero as the Rangers extended their series lead to a 3-0 margin (CBS)

Ethan Sears notes that Mika Zibanejad tied a Blueshirts' record by recording his 12th point in seven games to begin a playoff run with an assist on Thursday (NY Post)

Christian Arnold points out that with its seventh consecutive victory to begin the playoffs, New York has accomplished that feat for the first time since 1994 (NY Post)

Larry Brooks credits Peter Laviolette for making a rare lineup change in the midst of a winning streak as Matt Rempe sat as a healthy scratch in favor of Filip Chytil's first game since November 2nd (NY Post)

Mark Cannizarro says that although it took longer than expected, Alexis Lafreniere is meeting the loft expectations that were place upon him after being taken first overall in 2020 (NY Post)

Mollie Walker heard from the Blueshirts about the emotional jolt the team got as Chytil returned to the ice for Game 3 after once being declared out for the season (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from another overtime victory for the Rangers (LoHud)

Lucas Standel listed three keys for New York to follow if they'd like to end the series in Raleigh without having to come back home for a Game 5 (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple gave hi$ takeaway$ from the Ranger$' thrilling victory at PNC Arena (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Dallas Stars held on after amassing a 4-0 lead in the early goings of Game 2, defeating the Colorado Avalanche by a final score of 5-3 to tie the Central Division finals at one win apiece as the scene shifts to Denver (ESPN)

The Toronto Maple Leafs relieved Sheldon Keefe of his duties as head coach after their latest first round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (TSN)

Jason Bukala lists 18 draft-eligible players who could find themselves picked high in the draft (Sportsnet)