Dustin Brown wasn’t the only King getting chirped by Phoenix in the handshake line

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By now, you’ve probably all seen footage of the Phoenix Coyotes — most notably Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan — going after Kings captain Dustin Brown in the handshake line following Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

If you’ve haven’t seen it, FF to the 1:20 mark…

Brown declined to comment on what was said, but you can assume Hanzal and Doan weren’t asking him if he knew a fourth for golf this summer.

Thankfully, talkative Kings forward Dustin Penner was also involved in the handshake line. Here’s what he told Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider:

Question: Were you surprised at some of the stuff that was done in the handshake line?

PENNER: “Yeah, I’ve never seen that before. I got chirped in line too, for my headlock I put on Vermette in Game 2. He wanted to rehash that. I was a little surprised.’’

Question: What did you say? Did you just keep going?

PENNER: “I was really surprised. `I don’t have time to talk, right now, about this. I’ve got a flight to catch.’’’

Question: He didn’t send you a BBM or anything?

PENNER: “We didn’t exchange PIN numbers.’’

The NHL.com video feed actually caught the Vermette-Penner exchange (FF to :20)

The conversation looks short, but animated (at least from Vermette’s side of things.)

As for the convo with Hammond — my guess is Penner realized he’d said too much and quickly bailed. I also like to think he used the “pretend phone is cutting out by making bunch of crackly static noises” move.