After the game, the Phoenix Coyotes were irate that Dustin Brown was not penalized for his hit on Michal Rozsival. The hit started as a shoulder check at the blue line, and leg contact was also made. In the heat of the postgame moment, some Coyotes made some emotional statements.

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (who previously whacked Dustin Brown in the leg from behind with his stick) said, “If Raffi Torres gets 25 games for a hit during the play, then this guy [Brown] should be done forever.”

Coyotes captain Shane Doan (who previously avoided suspension after his boarding hit on Trevor Lewis) said in a TV interview, “I bit my tongue the whole playoffs.I bit my tongue the whole time this series. I look back in the last two games and I still haven’t found where I got my three penalties. I have absolutely no idea where they came from or what they were calling. It’s hard because you don’t want to take anything away from L.A. They played unbelievable and give them all the credit. Uncle. Are you freaking kidding me? Uncle. I can’t understand how you miss that.’’

Later, Doan told reporters of the non-call, “How do you miss that? Rosie’s knee is blown out. How do you miss that? How do you miss that when it’s after the whistle and it’s a knee? How do you possibly miss that? You know what? As player I get in trouble when I make a mistake. I get in big trouble. I get called out by you guys. I get called out by everybody. I get called out by my coaches. I have to be accountable to my teammates. I don’t know how you miss it. I don’t know how you miss it. I’m sure they’ll have a great explanation for it. I’m sure they’ll have a great explanation for it. I know that they try to do their best, I know they always try to do their best. They’re going to make mistakes. It’s just tough when you’re on the short end of it I don’t know how many times.”

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett (who previously had no comment on Derek Morris’ knee-to-knee hit on Rob Scuderi) told reporters, “It’s not going to do any good right now. I think you guys should just write what you saw. If you write what you saw, you’ll see why people get frustrated. You know, the players, I mean, there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into this. There’s a lot of emotion in the game. It is what it is. L.A. played well. Early in the series they played very well. Ultimately, the last two games, I thought were our best games, but they were too late. L.A. beat us. That’s what should be remembered, not the refereeing.’’

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