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UPDATE: St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has been suspended two games by NHL Player Safety for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Read below for our earlier report on this developing story.
In case you missed it last night, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington was up to his usual tricks.
The fiery goaltender allowed 5 goals en route to a 8-5 loss to the Minnesota Wild and was ejected from the game for attacking Wild forward Ryan Hartman following Hartman's goal. Wild goaltender Marc Andre Fleury also tried getting at Binnington to fight, but the officials wouldn't allow it.
Check out the whole crazy scene below:
The best part to me was Binnington trying to pump up the crowd on his exit... only to be mocked moments later when the Wild scored yet another tally.
Honestly... what a clown.
You get pumped for 5 goals, attack a guy and get kicked out. Shut up and get off the ice, dude...
In any case, it's worth noting that it looks like Binnington will pay some sort of price for this stupidity as he's been summoned by NHL Player Safety this morning.
I doubt we're looking at a suspension for Binnington here, but I do suspect he'll face some sort of fine for unsportsmanlike behavior.
What would be best is if Binnington were served up a bit of humble pie the next time these two teams meet, but I don't see it happening. Binnington continues to talk a big game, but never really backs things up with his fists. Hartman himself acknowledged this last night following the game saying, "Nothing new from him. He's been doing stuff like this for a while. He was talking to our bench five minutes leading into that. You just knew he was going to do something at some point."
As for Fleury, he claims that he saw Binnington go at Hartman in the family jewels and that was enough for him.
Check it out:
I've gotta agree with Hartman on this one. Everyone knows that once a game goes off the rails Binnington is going to do something incredibly stupid. The guys picks and chooses his spots more than anyone else in the league. I really wish we could convince a guy like Ron Hextall to make a comeback or to raise Ray Emery from the dead, just so someone could teach this guy a lesson.
And I'm not alone in that line of thought. Former NHL tough guy Jay Rosehill said he'd love to "pump (Binnington's) eyes shut" on the most recent Leafs Morning Take podcast.
Check it out:
Couldn't have said it any better myself.