There isn’t any scarcity of drama between St. Louis Blues’ goaltender Jordan Binnington and Colorado Avalanche heart Nazem Kadri. After a collision between the pipes in Game 3 of their second-round sequence that successfully ended Binnington’s season, Binnington threw a water bottle at Kadri within the corridor after the sport.
“Not sure if he just threw a water bottle at me or not,” Kadri stated whereas discussing the play on the TNT postgame present on May 21.
On Tuesday, Binnington confirmed that he threw the water bottle whereas providing his rationalization.
“So I went to get my knee checked out in-game,” he stated. “I used to be coming again to the rink, the sport simply ended, strolling down the hallway, couldn’t discover a recycling bin on my approach down the hallway, and proper earlier than I walked into the locker room, I see him type of doing the interview there, smiling, laughing and I’m there in a knee brace limping down the hallway.
“I felt like it was a God-given opportunity,” Binnington continued. “I don’t know, I could stay silent and go in the room or I could say something and have him look me in the eye and understand what’s going on, something to think about. I threw the water bottle — an empty water bottle. It landed like two feet from him. It is what it is there.”
“It is what it is there. I mean, but it is what it is. It’s hockey and it’s a competitive game. So … that’s it.”
This isn’t the primary run-in between Binnington and Kadri. Last October, Binnington was given a 10-minute penalty for swinging his goalie stick at Kadri after an altercation on the ice between the 2 groups.