Bantering Points: 5/5/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mark Cannizarro highlights how given the long history of excellent goaltending on Broadway, it can be easy to take Igor Shesterkin's brilliance for granted at times (NY Post)

Larry Brooks examines the tale of the tape between the Rangers and Hurricanea as the first and third place teams in the regular season standings get set to clash in the second round (NY Post)

Steve Serby chatted with Kenny Albert about his work calling games for the Rangers over the years, the current team's outlook, as well as some bits about the tenants that play basketball at Madison Square Garden (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson lists five keys for the Blueshirts ahead of Game 1 of the Metropolitan Division finals (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano heard from the team about the reputation the Hurricanes bring with them into this series, and how New York's 2022 playoff victory over them has helped dissipate some of that mystique (LoHud)

Emily Sadler previews the clash between the Rangers and Hurricanes (Sportsnet)

Around the NHL:

Auston Matthews (TOR), Elias Pettersson (VAN), and Jaccob Slavin (CAR) have been named as finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy (ESPN)

For all of the heat the Vegas Golden Knights take on a yearly basis for taking advantage of the league's LTIR rules, other teams have done the same in seasons past, and fixing the issue is easier said than done (TSN)

In the least surprising outcome the hockey world has ever seen, the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7, a 2-1 overtime victory as Toronto lost a seventh consecutive winner take all playoff contest and once again failed to make it out of the first round (Sportsnet)