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.’’