March 19, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Official separates Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) and Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) during the second period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Doan is Superman but not enough to overcome refs, Kings in 3-2 loss to end the 4 game roadie pointless.


Shane Doan was Superman tonight. But his heroics could not overcome a few things at the end of a pointless road trip.Once again the itch on every Coyotes fan’s brain is the refs.  Some calls that go against Phoenix go uncalled when the home team commits the exact same calls. Holding on the Coyotes is not holding by definition against the Kings. Case in point in the second period after Morris is called for holding and the announcers say if you take your hand off the stick they will call it every time. But in the case of LA you can hold Shane Doan all the way down the end boards with no call what so ever.

More shenanigans with calls occurred when Antoine Vermette was charging the net and get pushed from behind causing Muzzin to go down like he was Dustin Brown and of course 2 mins. Speaking of Manu Ginobili, I mean Dustin Brown, “He does it all the time!” said Shane Doan from the bench. Tyson Nash could barely hold his tongue. “He was going down before he was touched.” said Nash. On a break away and another scoring chance 2 LA Kings including goal tender Bernier let go of their stick attempting to block pucks. All of this was nothing compared to when Shane Doan was a wrecking ball and all of a sudden takes a knee on knee from Muzzin. Again NO CALL. Something has to happen. If the league really wants hockey to work in the desert than it must investigate when the Coyotes get boned over and over by mostly the Kings. Some say the Western Conference Finals were gift wrapped for Los Angeles.

Shane Doan Had 2 Goals, 11 Shots, and 13 Hits all while missing time to check his knee after a collision with Muzzin that again drew no call. Kind of hit that is very dangerous. There is no room for error going forward. A win streak is much needed and starts Thursday night in front of a sell out crowd that will include at least 4,000 rowdy Canucks fans.

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