Bantering Points: 5/27/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 5, FLA 4 (5:04 video via

Game Recap: They don't ask how you win, they just ask how many you've won, and that's all that matters for the Rangers who stole a crucial overtime victory out of a game that could have been lost multiple times over (CBS Sports)

Ethan Sears sees Alexis Lafrenere's two goal performance in Game 3 as the latest chapter in the former first overall pick's long and winding road to stardom (NY Post)

Sears also credits New York's depth forwards for providing an offensive spark as Barclay Goodrow and Alex Wennberg tallied the other three goals on a day where the rest of the team's starts up front had a day to forget (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that even with heroic individual efforts like the one Lafreniere put on display on Sunday, the Blueshirts will need to perform better as a team in order to continue their championship march (NY Post)

Christian Arnold tells the tale of the scene from the Rangers' watch party in Central Park on Sunday afternoon (NY Post)

Neil Best argues that given the overwhelming shot attempt deficit New York ended Game 3 with, their ability to pull out a win in spite of that figure makes this victory one of their most memorable (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts' matinee victory over the Panthers (LoHud)

Tom Castro reminisces on the five best and worst moves of Chris Drury's time as New York's general manager thus far (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Czechia defeated Switzerland by a score of 2-0 in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Championships to win gold for the first time since 2010 (ESPN)

In the bronze medal game, Sweden rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three unanswered goals to defeat Canada by a 4-2 final (Sportsnet)

Jonathan Tovell examines Dallas Stars' forward Jamie Benn's position as the only player among the four conference finalists, and one of the last players in NHL history, to skate without a visor on his helmet (The Hockey News)