Bantering Points: 5/14/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: CAR 4, NYR 1 (5:01 video via

Game Recap: Entering the third period with a 1-0 lead and 20 minutes away from the Eastern Conference Finals, the Blueshirts put together their worst period of the season en route to ceding four unanswered goals and allowing a sense of doubt to creep in with Game 6 now necessary (CBS)

Mollie Walker heard from Matt Rempe about sitting out Games 3 and 4 of the second round before returning to the lineup for Game 5 (NY Post)

Ethan Sears writes that although it took awhile, Will Cuylle is starting to make his presence felt for the Blueshirts just in the nick of time (NY Post)

Dan Martin discusses what former Ranger Brady Skjei is doing to make the Blueshirts regret trading him and helping the Hurricanes stay alive (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson details the inexplicable series of events that transgressed in the third period of Monday's game as New York had a complete meltdown (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Rangers' embarrassing Game 5 collapse (LoHud)

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Around the NHL:

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has been suspended for a minimum of six months and placed into Stage 3 of the league/players association's joint player assistance program (NBC Sports)

Vancouver Canucks' defenseman Carson Soucy has been suspended for Game 4 of his team's series against the Edmonton Oilers for cross checking Connor McDavid (ESPN)

Slovakia knocked off Team USA with a 5-4 overtime victory at the IIHF World Championships (Sportsnet)