Blues goalie Jordan Binnington had a rough go of it Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks, allowing four goals on 19 shots in just a period-and-a-half.
It led to the decision to pull him from the game, so Binnington made sure to get his money’s worth on the way out.
The 27-year-old goalie was headed toward the bench when he spun around and shoved a Sharks player. He then skated away back toward the ice and threw another jab at another player.
Sharks goalie Devan Dubnyk began jawing at Binnington and then the two goalies began going at it on the ice.
The officials were quick to break things up before it escalated and Binnington left the ice and went back to the locker room.
The goalie’s antics resulted in a two-minute unsportsmanlike penalty against the Blues.
St. Louis still managed to come out on top, 7-6, but Sharks players were clearly upset with the way Binnington conducted himself.
“I don’t know why he’s skating around, pretending to punch guys,” Dubnyk said, per San Jose Hockey Now. “I told him to get off the ice, he’s 165 pounds, swinging at guys, fake-punching guys.”
Sharks enforcer Evander Kane said he wished he was on the ice for Binnington’s actions.
“It seems like he did a lot of talking,” Kane said. “It’s too bad I wasn’t on the ice for that.”
Blues head coach Craig Berube said that Binnington’s exit helped fire up the team.
“Well, he’s a fiery guy,” he said. “That’s kind of the way he is. He’s trying to rally the team. That’s what he’s trying to do.”