VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes is congratulated by Antoine Vermette #50 after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in NHL action on March 14, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
At 5:54 of the second period, Doan caught Benn in the face with his right elbow, knocking Benn down, but not out. Doan received a two-minute elbowing minor and a five-minute major for fighting Brendan Morrow, who came to Benn's aid.
The Coyotes cannot afford to lose Doan for long; the captain has 47 points in 74 games as Phoenix is in ninth place in the Western Conference with 84 points.