Bantering Points: 6/1/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mark Cannizzaro chatted with Mark Messier about the parallels between the 2024 Rangers and the 1994 edition of the team that faced a 3-2 deficit in the Eastern Conference Final en route to winning the Stanley Cup (NY Post)

Mollie Walker points to the amount of time the Blueshirts' spend in their defensive zone as a major factor in their current situation of being one loss away from the offseason (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes about how all the memorable moments and crazy comebacks the 2023-24 Rangers have put together will be put to the test in Sunrise when the puck drops on Game 6 (NY Post)

Ethan Sears discusses how it won't matter how well Igor Shesterkin plays if his teammates aren't able to pick him up and support their goaltender with some goals of their own (NY Post)

Neil Best sees tonight's game on the road at Amerant Bank Arena as one where New York will have to prove its mettle once more (Newsday)

Colin Stephenson heard from Vincent Trocheck about the mindset inside the Rangers' locker room ahead of a do-or-die contest against the Panthers (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano lists three Rangers that will need to step up in Game 6 if they want to extend their season beyond today (LoHud)

Peter Baugh ponder$ whether or not the Blue$hirt$ will fight back with their $ea$on on the line of if they'll go quietly into a long $ummer (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

NHL Utah owner Ryan Smith stated that "Yeti" and "Mammoth" are among the finalists for the franchise's team name (Sportsnet)

Memorial Cup host Saginaw Spirit defeated the WHL champion Moose Jaw Warriors to advance to the Cup final against the OHL champion London Knights (ESPN)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins led the way with a pair of power play goals as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Dallas Stars by a 3-1 margin to win Game 5 of the Western Conference Final and take a 3-2 series lead heading back to Edmonton (TSN)