Elliotte Friedman reports that the Rangers spoke with the NHL last Friday about the tying goal that was allowed in the Rangers loss to Carolina.
Friedman writes that Alain Vigneault's "ire" grew after the goal was allowed because last season the Rangers had a goal taken away on a similar play regarding Oscar Lindberg and Kevin Hayes.
Vigneault said after the game last week that "In all the times that I have asked for challenges since we have been able to do this, this one I am 100% sure that I am right."
The league reportedly told the Rangers that Lindholm was outside of the crease and made "no attempt" to make contact with Antti Raanta. Friedman writes that the league was "not comfortable disallowing the goal."
Friedman writes that it isn't known what happened when the Rangers brought up the Kevin Hayes goal from last season with the league but another team told Friedman that the goal should have counted because Jimmy Howard's stick tripped Oscar Lindberg, which is what caused the contact. (Sportsnet)