Kane and Dubnyk call out Blues’ Binnington for hitting Sharks, originally appearing on NBC Sports Bayarea
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington conceded four goals in the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s 7-6 win over the Sharks and then lost his mind.
After Evander Kane scored at 10:34 in the second period, Blues coach Craig Berube decided to retire the Stanley Cup-winning goaltender.
As Binnington skated off the Blues bench, he came in with Radim Simek and appeared to push the Sharks defenseman.
The referees assessed Binnington a two-minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. As he was leaving the ice, he encountered another Sharks defenseman and punched Erik Karlsson.
For some reason, Binnington decided to go after Sharks goalie Devan Dubnyk and got a punch before the refs broke and pushed the Blues goalie into the tunnel to the locker room.
“I guess he’s frustrated,” Dubnyk told reporters on a Zoom conference call after his loss. “But I don’t know why he’s skating all over the place pretending to hit guys like he’s… I just told him to get out of the rink, to calm down.” He weighs 160 pounds. He’s out there swinging at guys like… we’re all frustrated but… if you want to get started with somebody, okay but I don’t know why he was over there punching everything the world.
“But I understand that guys get frustrated sometimes. He’s a good competitive goalkeeper and he was obviously upset about something. It is very good. We can take care of ourselves. “
Kane wasn’t on the ice when …
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