Shane Doan sat at his locker in the Coyotes dressing room,
quiet and alone
in his thoughts.
His team, hoping to become just the fourth team in NHL
history to rally
from an 0-3 deficit and win a postseason series, lost to
the Kings 4-3 in
The most magical season in franchise history came to a
sudden end, and
that itself would be tough to swallow.
That the goal came just seconds after he watched teammate
Rozsival get helped off the ice after a questionable hit
by Kings captain
Dustin Brown — one that was not whistled for a penalty —
made things even
“It’s hard because you don’t want to take anything away
from L.A. because
they played unbelievable and you give them all the credit,
but I mean,
uncle, are you freaking kidding me, uncle” he said. “I
can’t understand how
you miss that.”
Doan mentioned a delay of game penalty the referees
overtime, as well as a penalty assessed to Martin Hanzal
that negated a 5-on-3
advantage Phoenix was set to have in the third period.
But what had him most upset was the hit on Rozsival.