Michael Grabner RW NYI Dec 17 '78

The Islanders were furious over a late hooking call in overtime that cost them the game against the Rangers.

Marian Gaborik would win the game in overtime after Michael Grabner impeded with Michael Del Zotto who was heading to the net. "If that's the way [the referee] wants to call the game, that's the way he calls the game," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "I feel bad for our guys because they worked hard tonight and they deserved at least one or two power plays. So it [stinks], but there's nothing you can do about it." Kyle Okposo and assistant coach Brent Thompson received game misconducts after the game ended.

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