Phoenix Coyotes Coach Dave Tippett appeared to take a dive on his diving charge.
Thursday Tippett felt the Kings were well suited to be playing near Hollywood, given their acting abilities, saying "more than one penalty" against his team "were plays where there was embellishment."
Friday Tippett said his comments weren't "geared toward that game last night."
So was there embellishment by the Kings during the game or by Tippett after it? Either this is a coach who has had enough of players taking a dive or someone's team is down 3-0 in the Western Conference finals.
Playoff rants are a time-honored tradition in the NHL, like the team handshake after a series is over. Usually the chatter starts when a playoff series tilts in one team's favor. And Tippett's accusations Thursday night amused Kings players to some extent.
Said defenseman Rob Scuderi: "Whoever has more power plays that game is going to be happy, whoever has less is going to think some were embellished or what have yo...