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Watch Drew Doughty lose it on referee Kevin Pollock

May 23, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT

I’ve been scouring the interweb for video of Brad Doty’s Drew Doughty‘s Game 5 OT meltdown, so kudos to the folks at The Score for procuring it:

By my count, that’s 27 seconds of concurrent cursing and stick slamming after being tagged with an interference penalty. There’s also at least two cut-off/interception moves by linesman Jay Sharrers (and one halfhearted effort by fellow Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi).

To be fair, Doughty sounded pretty remorseful after the game.

“Obviously, the ref’s going to make the call how he sees it,” he told the Globe and Mail. “Obviously, he sees it differently than I did. But you just get so upset because you don’t want to be that guy that took the penalty in overtime to force a Game 6. I definitely didn’t want to be that guy and I didn’t like that call.

“Sometimes, you just lose it and you can’t control it. I really wish I hadn’t done that. I want to apologize to the refs but … I was upset.”

For what it’s worth, this was Pollock’s first real bout of adversity in a relatively controversy-free postseason. His most notable incident prior to this was not whistling New York’s Brandon Prust on an elbow to New Jersey’s Anton Volchenkov, a play that netted Prust a one-game suspension.

  1. namriverrat69 - May 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    It;s just Doughty nailing his Mike Smith impersonation.

    • danphipps01 - May 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM

      But… but I didn’t see him slash anyone. D:

  2. blomfeld - May 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM


    That call was “pathetically” lame and Doughty had every reason to react in the manner he did. I was actually quite moved by his anger and passion, as it revealed him to be a “true” player, giving absolutely everything he has for his team ! I love all the Kings, but Doughty and Quick are my two favorites by far !

    GO KINGS GO FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. comeonnowguys - May 24, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    The penalty was shady. The offsides was a flat-out blown call.

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