Bantering Points: 5/13/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Ethan Sears relays word that the Blueshirts are hopeful that Filip Chytil can return to the lineup for Game 5 (NY Post)

Sears also highlights the Hurricanes' playing coy about their starting goaltender for Monday's game (NY Post)

Mollie Walker hears that with Game 4 in the rear view mirror, New York will look to succeed in their second opportunity to knock out Carolina (NY Post)

Larry Brooks calls on Alexis Lafreniere to keep up his strong play for as long as the Rangers are to progress in the playoffs (NY Post)

Neil Best argues that even for the breathing room the Blueshirts' 3-1 series lead provides, it would behoove them to end the series in Game 5 (Newsday)

Mike Fink juxtaposes the flashy trades the Rangers made last season en route to bowing out in the first round with the smaller moves made since then that have the team one win away from the Conference Finals (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh offer$ ten ob$ervation$ from the Blue$hirt$ trip to Raleigh for Game$ 3 and 4 (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Vancouver Canucks' goaltender Arturs Silovs made 42 saves to help his team regain undefeated on the road in the playoffs after a 4-3 victory to take a 2-1 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers (ESPN)

The Florida Panthers rallied from a 2-0 deficit against the Boston Bruins to win Game 4 by a 3-2 final score and take a 3-1 series lead heading back to Florida (Sportsnet)