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After he complimented the Los Angeles Kings for their play in the Western Conference final and talked about how too many of his players haven't been able to reach the next level of play in a series they now trail 3-0, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett was asked about the officiating in Thursday's 2-1 loss. "If I told you what I really thought, I think it would cost me a lot of money," Tippett said. After watching Kings flop all over the ice in the third period -- Trevor Lewis drew a penalty with some antics just before Dwight King scored the go-ahead goal and Kings captain Dustin Brown continue his thespian antics to end an exchange with Oliver-Ekman Larsson with less than seven minutes left -- Tippett couched his comments as an overall indictment of floppers everywhere. The Coyotes were called for five penalties in the decisive period, and Tippett felt four of them fell into the questionable category -- and were helped along by play-acting. "The game is tur...
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