Bantering Points: 5/26/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker examines how the Blueshirts can overcome their first major injury of the playoffs as Jimmy Vesey is expected to be out of action for the time being (NY Post)

Ethan Sears relays word that even after falling in Game 2, Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice isn't sweating the current situation of what is now a best of five Eastern Conference Final (NY Post)

Neil Best takes note of the fact that whether it's the Rangers or the Islanders representing New York, and the Lightning or the Panthers representing Florida, Sunshine State hockey teams seem to cause problems for their northern compatriots (Newsday)

Albert Bainbridge offers a look into how the betting markets are viewing a critical Game 3 between the Rangers and Panthers (LoHud)

Vincent Mercogliano discusses Peter Laviolette's approach to letting Filip Chytil knock off the rust he accumulated in his six months out of game action in the high stakes environment of the playoffs (LoHud)

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Michael Ru$$o heard from Matt Rempe about helping $park the Blue$hirt$ to a Game 2 victory after $itting a$ a healthy $cratch in Game 1 (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Dallas Stars earned a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final to even the series at one win apiece as the scene shifts to Edmonton (Sportsnet)

Switzerland and Czechia pulled off massive upsets over Canada and Sweden respectively in the semifinals of the IIHF World Championships, setting up a gold medal game between the two smaller nations (ESPN)

The Vancouver Canucks named former Ranger Manny Malhotra as the head coach of their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford (TSN)