Bantering Points: 5/30/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Zach Braziller heard from Matthew Tkachuk following Chris Krieder's tossing of the Panther forward's mouthpiece into the stands down the stretch of Game 4 (NY Post)

Braziller also called on Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Artemiy Panarin to step their games up for the remainder of the playoffs after being non-factors through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Final (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson relayed word from Blake Wheeler on the penalty he took that led to Florida's game-ending power play tally in overtime on Tuesday (Newsday)

Neil Best notes the brief windows of time most teams are championship-caliber, and how it would behoove the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup this year given how far they've already come (Newsday)

Best also reports that Sam Rosen will return to the radio booth for play by play duties for the next two games after missing the first four of this series due to a health scare (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano chatted with Wheeler about how his unexpected comeback story culminated with his sitting in the penalty box when the Rangers lost Game 4 (LoHud)

Lucas Standel highlights Zibanejad as one player in particular that will need to give the Blueshirts more in order for the team to advance to the finals (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Nashville Predators hired longtime Barry Trotz confidant Mitch Korn as the organization's director of goaltending (ESPN)

The Edmonton Oilers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with five unanswered goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 4 to tie the Western Conference at two wins apiece (Sportsnet)

Veteran coach Mike Yeo, an assistant for the Vancouver Canucks for the past two seasons, mutually agreed to part ways with Vancouver (TSN)