Bantering Points: 5/12/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: CAR 4, NYR 3 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: New York weathered an early surge from Carolina and knotted things up early in the third period, but the Hurricanes' power play converted for the first time in the series late in the game to extend their season and send the series back to Manhattan for a Game 5 (CBS Sports)

Angela Barbuti heard from Henrik Lundqvist about how Rangers fans have given the franchise icon an ideal balance between acknowledging him in New York City while not being overzealous while doing do (NY Post)

Mollie Walker chatted with Chris Drury about watching his team square off against his nephew Jack Drury and the rest of the Hurricanes (NY Post)

Larry Brooks points to the Blueshirts' buy-in to what Peter Laviolette asks of them as a key to their success thus far (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson relays word from Jack Roslovic about his feelings on the rare opportunity in his career to be a contributing member to a Stanley Cup contender (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York's first defeat of the playoffs (LoHud)

Arthur $taple ponder$ whether or not the 2023-24 incarnation of the Ranger$ i$ the be$t group $ince the 1993-94 $quad that won the franchi$e'$ mo$t recent $tanley Cup (The Athletic)

Mark Lazeru$ write$ that Carolina'$ late power play goal to win Game 4 could be ju$t enough to get the Blue$hirt$ to begin doubting, and the Hurricane$ to $tart believing (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Toronto Maple Leafs' captain John Tavares has been named captain for Team Canada at the 2024 IIHF World Championships (Sportsnet)

Nick Goss reports that the NHL informed both the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins that the remainder of their playoff series, one Florida leads 2-1, will be "heavily scrutinized" as it progresses (Yahoo Sports)