• How officials evaluate the near goalie fight between Binnington, Fleury

    7 days ago - By Sportsnet

    When Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury skated down the ice and challenged St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington on Thursday, fans in St. Louis thought they would have the treat of witnessing the rare goalie fight. That is, until the linesmen stepped in.
    Cue the boos from the fans.
    So why did the officials act so quickly to prevent fists from flying?
    Speaking on the 32 Thoughts segment of Hockey Night in Canada , Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported that, even though both netminders were willing to have a go, risk of injury was likely too great to allow the tilt.
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