Rangers’ Gerard Gallant fumes after non-call leads to game-winner

Rangers’ Gerard Gallant fumes after non-call leads to game-winner

Lower than two minutes after the Islanders had tied the rating at three-all within the third interval Tuesday evening, captain Anders Lee buried a backhander off a feed from Alexander Romanov for the go-ahead tally that finally handed the Rangers a 4-3 loss on the Backyard.

What allowed that play to unfold, nonetheless, was Islanders ahead Oliver Wahlstrom tripping Kaapo Kakko — a play that wasn’t whistled.

“Did you guys not see it?” Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant mentioned after the loss, which dropped his membership to 6-5-3 on the season. “So I’m not gonna say nothing about it. However you’ve seen the final two objectives, what the conditions have been.”

Gallant didn’t state any frustration over the dearth of a penalty, however the 59-year-old coach not often criticizes officiating. Nonetheless, it was clearly an element within the Islanders’ capability to submit three objectives within the third interval and rally from a 3-1 deficit to win their second sport in a row and their seventh of their final eight.

As for the Islanders’ tying aim on the ability play from Brock Nelson, it’s unclear what state of affairs Gallant is referring to. The Islanders earned the man-advantage after Filip Chytil was referred to as for hooking Lee at 11:42 of the ultimate interval.

Gerard Gallant, seen right here in a sport in opposition to the Bruins, wasn’t pleased with a non-call on a visit of Kaapo Kakko late in opposition to the Islanders.AP

Vitali Kravtsov was again within the Rangers’ lineup Tuesday evening, slotting into the right-wing spot of the third line subsequent to Chytil and Chris Kreider. Kravtsov had missed the earlier 4 contests with an upper-body harm he sustained throughout a collision into the boards with Dallas defenseman Jani Hakanpaa, and likewise missed 5 of the 9 video games earlier than that with different undisclosed upper-body illnesses.

The 22-year-old Russian recorded his first shot on aim of the season, along with blocking a shot and posting one hit.

“He had nice leap in follow the opposite day and the final couple days,” Gallant mentioned of Kravtsov. “Feels actual good. Hopefully issues will occur for him and for us. I’m certain he’s fairly pissed off, a month into the season he’s performed about 25 minutes in all probability within the 4 video games he performed.”

Ryan Reaves was a wholesome scratch for the third time this season, whereas Sammy Blais, Barclay Goodrow and Ryan Carpenter made up the fourth line.

Ryan Lindgren missed a second straight sport with an upper-body harm, whereas Julien Gauthier was sidelined with an upper-body harm as effectively. Each are skating individually and near returning, Gallant mentioned, however the two are nonetheless thought of day-to-day.

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