It was a Shane Doan we never saw before.

Bitter. Frustrated. Unhinged.

"I bit my tongue this whole series," he said. "This whole series."

The Coyotes' magical season came to an end Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena, and it was hard for the captain to bow out gracefully.

Don't be too hard on him. The inconsistency in officiating that has defined the NHL postseason needs to be addressed, and it might just take someone as highly regarded as Doan to get the commissioner's attention.

This is what you need to know about Doan's unleashing after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5.

He repeatedly said he didn't want to take anything away from the Kings.

He repeatedly said he knows the officials are working hard and trying their best.

It's important not to take it out of context.