"You're full of shit. You fell, you fat pig. Have another doughnut. Have another doughnut."
Schoenfeld gained notoriety as New Jersey's coach during 1988 Wales Conference finals between Devils and Boston when he confronted referee Don Koharski after Game 3 in New Jersey on May 6, 1988. Angered by several calls, he waited for Koharski in runway outside the dressing room. He argued chest-to-chest with Koharski, and at one point, Koharski began to slip. Believing he had been pushed, Koharski told Schoenfeld he would never coach again. The NHL suspended Schoenfeld for at least one game over the incident, but the Devils got a restraining order that allowed Schoenfeld to continue coaching. When Schoenfeld came out to coach in Game 4, the officiating crew refused to work, and replacement officials were used for that game. To resolve the controversy, the NHL suspended Schoenfeld for Game 5 on May 10, 1988. Schoenfeld later said he regretted making the comments.