Bantering Points: 5/29/22

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, CAR 2 (5:03 video via
  • Game Recap: A pair of goals from Filip Chytil, a pair of assists from Igor Shesterkin, and a pair of power play goals from the top guns were the key elements in the Blueshirts’ ability to defend home ice once again and force a Game 7 tomorrow night (CBS)
  • Mollie Walker points out the strong play of Alexis Lafreniere as the Rangers have drawn within one game of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson pondered the possibility of playing Artemiy Panarin on the line with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider (Newsday)
  • Andrew Gross saw last night’s victory as yet another example of Igor Shesterkin proving himself as the best player on the team (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Rangers’ season-extending win (LoHud)/

Around the NHL:

  • After his unexpected firing from the New York Islanders, Barry Trotz has told prospective teams looking to hire him that he won’t rush into his next job (Sportsnet)
  • Wes Crosby reports that even as Johnny Gaudreau gets set to enter unrestricted free agency, he and the Calgary Flames are both hoping he remains in Calgary (