Rangers Roundup: Ryan Reaves addresses Canes bull, plus Game 5 details, and more

The New York Rangers are focused on winning Game 4 of their best-of-seven series against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Of course, they have already put the Hurricanes on notice for the shenanigans they pulled at the end of Game 3 when Max Domi took a cheap shot at Ryan Lindgren.

“I wasn’t happy with the bullshit at the end of the game they initiated,” Gallant explained. “We didn’t do that when the games were close. They want to put their guys on that’s fine. If they want to play like that we’ve got the guys that can match that.

“They’re not sending any message. We got the guy that can handle all their guys if we want to. We didn’t do it like that, but Domi took a cheap shot at our defenseman. You got a long memory in this. You think about things, like I said, it might be on the other foot someday.”

The guy (Ryan Reaves) speaks

Ryan Reaves has only had three fighting majors this season and it’s not for a lack of willingness on his part. It’s because guys simply don’t want to take one of the NHL’s top heavyweights.

On Monday, the 35 year-old enforcer and heavy hitter weighed in on the Carolina Bulls–t his head coach was talking about.

“It’s going to happen in playoff games,” Reaves said. “Guys feel a little braver because they know scrums like that aren’t going to result in anything. I wish I was a little quicker to the scrum and grabbed him first, that’s for sure.”

When Reaves was asked specifically about Domi and the yapping by Tony DeAngelo meant they could be targeted for more physical play, he paused before answering.

“I don’t want to say anything stupid here,” Reaves laughed. “You never want to see a guy chirping your bench. I wish I would’ve seen that but I was on the ice for the Domi-Lindgren thing. I’m sure guys aren’t going to shy away from finishing checks on those guys. But there is going to be a little added nastiness when a specific player does something.”

Looks like Domi and DeAngelo better have their head on a swivel as they say.

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May 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers right wing Ryan Reaves (75) is restrained by linesman Ryan Gibbons (58) after a 3-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in game three of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 5 details

The New York Rangers and the NHL announced details for Game 5 in Carolina.

Via the team’s press release:

The National Hockey League announced this morning that Game 5 of the New York Rangers’ Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes will start at 7:00 PM ET at PNC Arena (Raleigh, N.C.) on Thursday, May 26. Game 5 will air on ESPN and can be heard on ESPN 98.7 FM. In addition, MSG Networks will provide pregame and postgame coverage.

GM 1: 2-1 Hurricanes (OT)7PM ET(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)
GM 2: 2-0 Hurricanes8PM ET(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)
GM 3: 3-1 Rangers3:30PM ET(ESPN, Sportsnet, SN360, TVA Sports)
GM 4: Tuesday, 5/24 @NYR7PM ET(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)
GM 5: Thursday, 5/26 @CAR7PM ET(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)
GM 6: Saturday, 5/28 @NYRTBDTBA
GM 7: Monday, 5/30 @CARTBDTBA
NYR v CAR RD 2 SCHEDULE

Nazem Kadri threatened

The NHL is ramping up security for Nazem Kadri tonight in St. Louis. The Avalanche forward was involved in a collision that injured Blues’ goalie Jordan Binnington and he’s been receiving threats since the incident. Police in St. Louis are beefing up hotel and arena security in light of the threats. Read more.