The Phoenix Coyotes had about the worst five-minute span you could imagine on Tuesday night.
Moments before Los Angeles punched its ticket to the Stanley Cup Final with an overtime game-winner, Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival had to be helped off the ice following a controversial knee-to-knee hit by Kings captain Dustin Brown.
The legality of the hit is certainly debatable, although it appears Brown made full-body contact. Nevertheless, the damage was done, which had some Coyotes howling.
Captain Shane Doan and teammate Martin Hanzal both had words with Brown during the postgame handshake line — frustration that spilled over into the Phoenix locker room.
"If Raffi Torres gets 25 games for his hit during the play then this guy [Brown] ought to be done forever," goalie Mike Smith was quoted in a tweet by Fox Sports Arizona reporter Mark McClune.
We'll see if Brendan Shanahan at least discusses the incident with Brown before the start of the Stanley Cup Final next Wednesday.
Check out the play in the first video below. Then, have a look at the postgame handshake line in the video below that.