Surprise changes could be in the works

New York Rangers right winger Kaapo Kakko (24) against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third period of Game 3 of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Final , on Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.
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TAMPA BAY — Inside the coach’s office, where Gerard Gallant and his staff grapple with how best to guide the New York Rangers through another playoff game, there’s an ongoing debate.

Should they keep the same things to show their team that there is no panic? Or make changes to give them a well-deserved boost?

“That’s the line,” Gallant said after Saturday morning’s practice at Amalie Arena. “Obviously we may have talked about some line-up changes and let’s see where it goes from there. But we’ve done that throughout the season so it’s no big deal.”

That’s okay – unless you consider those decisions could be the difference between ending the run memorable or pushing this Eastern Conference Finals to Game 7.

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But no matter which direction Gallant is heading for Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, which kicks off shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, his team doesn’t sense any change in his demeanor.

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