Bantering Points: 5/2/17

News and notes for Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The action shifts back to Madison Square Garden tonight in the Rangers-Senators series, with the Blueshirts looking to avoid a 3-0 deficit. Playing at home has done wonders for the Rangers against Ottawa, as the team hasn't lost a home playoff game to the Senators in over five years. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Gare Joyce speculates that any amount of time missed due to injury by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby could create a dark cloud over the NHL (Sportsnet)
  • Crosby has also been named as one of the finalists for the Hart Trophy for League MVP, alongside Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsku and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (TSN)
  • Ryan Kennedy examines the evolution of a successful defense corps, and highlights the Nashville Predators' unit as the modern day role mode (The Hockey News)/