Goalkeeper Jordan Binnington shoots Sharks’ Simek, Karlsson and Dubnyk
Guardian fight? The Blues’ Binnington takes pictures at Dubnyk, Sharks originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Fights are common in hockey, but goalie fights?
It doesn’t happen every day, but we almost had one during the Sharks game against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night at the SAP Center.
After Evander Kane scored his second goal of the night to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead in the second period, the Blues decided to remove starting goaltender Jordan Binnington.
But Binnington did not go quietly.
As he made his way to the St. Louis bench, Binnington heard something from Sharks defenseman Radim Simek, so the goalie gave him a boost in the boards.
Binnington was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and started walking towards the Blues’ locker room. As he skated off the ice, he gave Erik Karlsson another push.
Binnington did not stop there. Seriously. He then went to Sharks starting goalie Devan Dubnyk and attempted to fight him. The refs interrupted him and pushed Binnington towards the exit.
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In all, Binnington shot three Sharks before leaving the ice.
Binnington, who helped the Blues take out the Sharks on their way to the Stanley Cup in 2019, allowed four goals and made 15 saves in just over 30 minutes of total time on the ice on Saturday.
He won’t be proud of his performance before or after being taken from the net, and he might hear about the…
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